2018 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
2018 Pinot Noir
Don Winkler, International Wine Review, July 2020
About This Wine
A bevy of blending opportunities presented themselves due to the abundance of high-quality wines from the 2018 vintage, but the final blend was culled from 12 vineyards in the Russian River Valley. The blend showcases the earthy, fog blanketed sites of the western edges of the Russian River Valley alongside the warmer, more fruit-driven sites of Green Valley and the Santa Rosa plains. All blocks and clones from each vineyard were picked and fermented separately and blended together after a rigorous barrel selection. Our final selections were “married” in tank after 8 months in barrel, and then returned to barrel where they finished aging. 30% whole cluster fermentation for additional complexity.