2019 Russian River Valley Lingenfelder Vineyard Pinot Noir
2019 Pinot Noir
About This Wine
The Lingenfelder Vineyard is nestled in an unusually cool pocket of the Santa Rosa Plain region of the Russian River Valley and is always our last vineyard to pick in the AVA. The 2019 vintage benefitted from a warm spell in late September that softened the tannins in the thick skins of the Martini clone and lignified the stems on the Pommard clone that we love doing whole-cluster fermentations on. The resulting blend is a wonderful mix of bramble fruit with accompanying cola and spice notes that emerge through the midpalate, with soft tannins letting the wine glide through a long, luscious finish. Opulent, yet refined, the 2019 is showing great right out of the bottle now and will age beautifully.