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.

by Antonio Galloni

The 2018 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is a soft, open-knit wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Sweet spice, cedar and tobacco lend pretty aromatic nuance to a core of succulent red cherry and kirsch fruit. This mid-weight Pinot offers good immediacy and plenty of appeal for drinking over the near and medium term.

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.