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Gold Tier

2022 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Bing cherry, wild strawberry, red plum, and raspberry aromas, as well as hints of baking spices like clove and nutmeg. The palate is characterized by a lush, round mouthfeel and vibrant, juicy red fruit flavors. The wine also features a well-balanced acidity and silky tannins.

$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. The 2022 had a cold start and a warm finish with an early harvest due to warm August and September weather and a lighter crop. This resulted in an excellent vintage and good growing season with no lingering heat waves. Because of the growing season, wines have exceptional flavors, are intense with great color, fruit forward and ripe.

    James Macphail
    Winemaker
    Aging
    11 months in 100% French Oak (30% New)
    Appellation
    Russian River Valley
    Alcohol
    14.7%

    Tasting Notes

    This textural, medium bodied wine leads with bright red fruits (bing cherry, wild strawberry, red plum, raspberry) and baking spices (clove, nutmeg) aromatics on the nose. The palate is lush and round with vibrant and juicy red fruits, good acidity and silky tannins.

    Production Notes

    Grapes were hand-picked then hand sorted before undergoing primary fermentation. During fermentation, grapes were punched down by hand up to three times, daily. Wine was aged sur-lie in French oak barrels for 11 months.

    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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