2018 Pinot Noir
"I find this wine has rich aromas of raspberry jam and brandy- macerated cherries. Its luxurious density and beautiful structure are hallmarks of this Russian River Pinot Noir. Round flavors and balanced tannins finish with nuances of vanilla and star anise."
-- Alison Crowe, Winemaker
I sourced this wine from our vineyards throughout the Russian River AVA. The fog of the Russian River banks gave the wine freshness while fruit from some of the warmer vineyards helped bring in richness and depth. Our vineyards up and down the Russian River appellation yielded barrel lots that were deeply colored and richly flavored.
Food Pairing Suggestions
Classic Pinot Noir pairings like pan-seared duck breast with a cherry reduction will work very well with this wine; but many other meaty or smoky dishes, even savory mushroom-based sautés and braises, also will be nice pairings. Pinot Noir is one of the most versatile food wines available. Non-traditional matches like baked fish topped with herbs and a Provencal-inspired tomato and garlic sauce are possibilities.
G/F: .19 g/L
Acidity: 6.2 g/L