Orogeny Vineyards Pinot Noir Green Valley 2008
Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
The notably cool 2008 vintage gave our Green Valley Pinot Noir layers of crystalline, red-fruit expression. Cranberry, cherry and rose petal notes fill the bright aromas and then echo on the silky flavors. Hints of Chinese five-spice and mocha develop as the wine expands across the palate. Balanced acidity and supple tannins structure the flavors and carry them through the spicy, fruit-imbued finish. Grilled salmon comes to mind as the perfect foil for this marine-influenced Pinot Noir.
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Pinot Noir, more than any other grape, reflects where it is grown. Orogeny pays tribute to the land with their name. Orogeny is a geological term that comes from Greek oro, "mountain," and -geny, "birth." It refers to the process during which the collisions and separations of the earth's crust form mountains. A series of orogenic episodes in Sonoma County near the Pacific Ocean formed the mountains and streams that created Green Valley, the... View More