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Region: Russian River, California
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%
Item no. 108886
The 2008 season was spectacular with temperate conditions. It was much drier and cooler overall with a heat spike in late August. This produced smaller, more concentrated fruit and the grapes benfited from the added "hang time" at the end of the season with good Brix at harvest
The challenge with Pinot Noir is to get enough extract from the grape skins without turning the wine into something too heavy and rustic. This wine has an elegant, pure fruit forward style with the brilliant intensity of rich mouthwatering Bing cherry, blackberry and spice. The luxurious density, beautiful structure and velvety texture on the palate are hallmarks of this vintage and make this wine a superlative example of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.