Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley


Winemaker Notes

Bright fruit aromas of cherry, wild ripe berries and pomegranate blend graciously with a palate that hints of sweet spice, a flinty minerality, and a distinctive fresh earth quality. Open and expressive in its youth, the 2018 will expand and age beautifully for years to come.

Wine Advocate Review
by Robert Parker

Pale ruby in color, the 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley has aromas of earth, tar, black cherries and tea leaves with spicy accents. The palate is lightbodied, silky, spicy and fresh with a long finish. It’s a lifted, elegant expression this vintage. 325 cases were made. —93 points

Production Notes

Winemaker – Robbie Meyer
Production: 325 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 2018
Tank Fermented
Malolactic Fermentation
35% New French Oak
Barrel Aged 15 Month
Bottled in December 2019

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.