Russian River 2015 Pinot Noir

2016 Flowers Russian River Pinot Noir

Russian River 2015 Pinot Noir

$55.00

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The 2016 growing season was a remarkable vintage.  Winter rains replenished the soils, while a warm and mild summer resulted in even ripening.  Our mature vines experienced it all, graceful and resilient on the extreme Sonoma Coast, and they’ve rewarded us with a beautiful vintage. Balanced, elegant and structured, our 2016 Russian River Pinot Noir is a wine that speaks to a distinctive time and place.

Classic aromas and flavors of cassis and plum with notes of savory herbs and black tea. Ripe fruit flavors are balanced beautifully by refreshing acidity and coastal minerality.

Vintage

Mid-December rain in 2014 was followed by a dry and warm January and February with temperatures in the 60s. The early warming of the soils in 2015 encouraged sap flow in the vines, leading to bud break the first week of March. Sporadic showers throughout late March and early April brought added moisture to the vines during the beginning of the growing season and provided excellent vegetative support during the period of rapid shoot development. Our Pinot Noir experienced an extended bloom lasting from mid-April through early May which led to decreased yields with well-spaced, smaller clusters — excellent from a quality standpoint. Moderate summer temperatures balanced by the presence of coastal fog brought the phenolic chemistry of the rosé fruit to optimal harvest levels during the first week of August.

Winegrowing

Partnering with a small selection of family-farmed vineyards in the Russian River Valley as well as our Russian River home vineyard. Each partner vineyard is carefully chosen to be representative of the Russian River Valley’s distinct neighborhoods to create a balanced expression of Russian River Pinot Noir.

 

Winemaking

The 2016 growing season was a remarkable vintage.  Winter rains replenished the soils, while a warm and mild summer resulted in even ripening.  Our mature vines experienced it all, graceful and resilient on the extreme Sonoma Coast, and they’ve rewarded us with a beautiful vintage. Balanced, elegant and structured, our 2016 Russian River Pinot Noir is a wine that speaks to a distinctive time and place.

Technical

Vintage 2016
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Russian River
Bottle Size 750mL

$55.00

750mL

$55.00Add to cart

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