The Russian River Valley is uniquely suited to the challenging yet rewarding Pinot Noir grape. The cool climate and evening fog allow for an extended growing season and the opportunity for Pinot Noir to reach its full flavor potential. This 2007 Pinot Noir is Burgundian in style with an elusive aroma of violets, raspberries and strawberries and a light, nicely acidic balance.
Delicate jewel tones of medium ruby.
Red fruits (raspberries and strawberries) with hints of violets and spice.
Lighter in style, the wine’s acidity frames it nicely and will pair well with pork, chicken and other white meats. Well-integrated tannins lead to a long, silky smooth finish.
100% Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Length/Type of Fermentation:
12 days average primary fermentation with hand punch downs several times per day. Malolactic fermentation was performed in barrels, and the wine was aged on its lees until racked for bottling.
Length/Type of Aging:
10 months in 100% French Oak, 40% new. The barrels are specially created in Burgundy for the Pinot Noir grape and are slightly toasted.