The Reserve Russian River Pinot Noir medium-bodied and fruit-forward, with flavors of dark cherry and blue and black fruit. A classically styled, well-balanced Pinot Noir.
The Wine Advocate
The successful as well as fairly priced 2009 Pinot Noir is a 100% Pinot Noir from Russian River vineyards owned by Gallo. It offers copious aromas of strawberries, rhubarb, cherries, root vegetables and spice. Medium-bodied with good purity, balance and length, it will provide plenty of pleasure over the next 4-5 years.
In the late 1880s, an enterprising Swiss immigrant by the name of Andrew Frei gazed upon the rolling hills, gentle streams, and fertile soil of Sonoma County and saw a wine glass of opportunity. By 1890, he was the proud owner of a 344 acre vineyard in northern Sonoma, giving birth to a winemaking tradition that is very much alive today.
Frei didn't waste any precious time once he acquired the land. By 1895,... View More