Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
90 Points, The Tasting Panel, March 2014 (2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir)
Our 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir opens with aromas of lavender and boysenberry that give way to flavors of dark cherry and pomegranate. This luscious wine has a silky mouthfeel, framed by subtle hints of oak from barrel aging.
The vast majority of the grapes for this Russian River Valley Pinot Noir came from MacMurray Ranch and Two Rock vineyards, with the balance hailing from Del Rio and Laguna Ranch vineyards. The 2012 vintage in the Russian River Valley was phenomenal. A mild growing season with minimal rainfall provided the ideal conditions for even ripening. This outstanding vintage has produced wines of intense color, stunning flavor concentration and excellent balance.