Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley

Winemaker Notes

Bright fruit aromas of cranberry, wild ripe berries and pomegranate blend beautifully with a palate that hints of sweet spice, a flinty minerality, and a distinctive fresh earth quality. Open and expressive in its youth, the 2015 will expand and age beautifully for years to come.

by Antonio Galloni

The Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is a gorgeous, luscious wine that captures the allure of the vintage. Sweet red cherry, plum, cola and spice nuances are front and center. Succulent and racy, but also light on its feet, the 2015 has so much to offer. As is so often the case, Robbie Meyer and Alan Peirson make wines that are sumptuous but not overly heavy. The Russian River Pinot is a winner. – 93 pts.

Production Notes

Winemaker – Robbie Meyer
Production: 120 cases
Russian River Valley Appellation
Blend from two RRV vineyards
Gentle North Facing Slope
Goldridge Soils
Clone 777 and 828
Elevation 700 feet
Harvested September 2015
Tank Fermented
Malolactic Fermentation
35% New French Oak
Barrel Aged 15 Months
Bottled in December 2016

Russian River Vineyards

Our Pinot Noir from Russian River is a blend from two vineyards (the Miller and Bateman Vineyards) that both lie at approximately 700 feet above sea level, near Occidental. Both are planted in Goldridge soils. The vines are trained on a vertical trellis system (VSP) on north eastern facing slopes that offer protection from the hot summer afternoon sun.