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Gold Tier

2019 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Bing cherry, fresh strawberry, and orange zest lead into a velvety, smooth palate of red plum, violet, and earthiness with a lingering finish.

$37.00 750mL

    James MacPhail's Notes

    This is our homage to the legendary Russian River Valley AVA, crafted from a variety of vineyard sources throughout the region with the goal of highlighting the Russian River's iconic Pinot Noir style. 2019 gave us a mild growing season and a delayed harvest, allowing us to truly bring out classic flavors like Bing cherry, orange zest, and a slight earthiness in a medium-bodied wine that hits all the right notes.

    James Macphail
    Winemaker
    Aging
    11 months in 100% French Oak (35% New)
    Appellation
    Russian River Valley
    Alcohol
    14.3%

    Tasting Notes

    Bing cherry, fresh strawberry, and orange zest on the nose. The palate is supple and velvety, driven by red fruits with floral violet notes and a subtle earthiness emblematic of the Russian River Valley. This luscious Pinot Noir is bright, clean, well-structured, and has a lingering, fruit-forward finish.

    Production Notes

    Grapes were hand-picked, hand-sorted, and 100% de-stemmed. They underwent a five-day cold maceration followed by fermentation in small, open-top tanks in which a selection of native and inoculated yeasts were utilized along with daily punch-downs by hand to enhance flavor. Wine was aged in oak barrels for 11 months sur lie with battonage (light stirring) in the barrels every other week.

    Russian River Valley

    We collaborate with family growers from several areas throughout the famed Russian River Valley AVA, with each vineyard contributing critical, unique aspects to the resulting wines. Our Gold tier wines are carefully-crafted blends of grapes from these various vineyards, while several of our Platinum tier single-vineyard sources reside within this renowned region.

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