Our 2017 Russian River Valley Pinot noir is a delicate, delicious Pinot Noir. A translucent light purple/red hue in the glass; the nose is complex with red fruit, spice, and earthy aromas. The mouthfeel and flavor profile are a perfect balance of fruit, acid, spice, and light supple tannin. Blended from two of our vineyards (Hogan’s Run and Moore Family Vineyard), this vintage was aged in 40% new oak and came from 667, 777, and Pommard clones of Pinot noir. Hand punch downs were conducted twice daily during fermentation.
The 2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir was produced using fruit from two vineyards in the AVA: Moore Family vineyard and Hogan’s Run vineyard. The two vineyards are each in different corners of the Russian River Valley AVA and thus each have their own unique characteristics and impacts to the fruit and finished wine.
Barrel Description: 40% new French Oak, 60% once used French Oak, Gauthier and Rousseau cooperages
Barrel aging: 11 months on the lees, with a monthly stirring
Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Clones: 777, 667, Pommard
TA: 6.6 g/L
VA: 0.50 g/L