The Russian River Pinot Noir rock stars are back with another stunner. While they produce incredible Pinot Noir from many different AVA’s throughout the state, their Russian River expression might be their best. Their unique bright and focused style lets the flavor shine through. Subtle cream, bramble, black cherry notes and dried herbs combine with a touch of earthiness. Enjoy this one by itself or with your favorite lamb dish.
Starting off the Pinot Noirs, the 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley was mostly destemmed and brought up in 31% new French oak. Its ruby/purple hue is followed by a wonderful bouquet of black cherries, darker raspberry, spice, and hints of earth and forest floor. It's a darker, spicy Russian River Valley effort that's medium to full-bodied and has terrific balance, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It shows the purity and class that now defines this estate. It's well worth seeking out and is going to keep for at least a decade.