2017 Flowers Russian River Pinot Noir

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Aromas and flavors of red cherry and cassis with layered notes of baking spice, savory herbs and dried rose chips. The flavors are elevated on the palate bu bright acidity and fine tannins.

Vintage

The 2017 growing season began with sustained rainfall throughout January and February, replenishing soil nutrients and resulting in healthy, vigorous vines. In total our vineyards saw 80″of rain, a welcomed sight after five years of prolonged drought. Steady weather led to budbreak in mid-March, a return to normalcy compared to prior years. A summer of gradual warmth indicated a textbook growing season until July, when we experienced a period of sustained warmth. August delivered much-needed cooler weather, allowing the clusters to develop complex flavors while maintaining their signature acidity. Unpredictable spells of extreme heat throughout September created challenges for many vineyards, however our dry-farmed vines were perfectly suited to thrive in the conditions. Cooling marine air arrived just in time to bring our vineyards to ideal harvesting conditions as our 2017 growing season came to an end.

Warmer temperatures in 2017 translated to a beautiful intensity of fruit and a supple, evolved texture. Already enticing in the glass,
the wines will grow even more alluring as they age.

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 2017 growing season began with sustained and intense rainfall. Prolonged heat in July was followed but much-needed cooler weather in August allowing for complex flavor development. Strong heat in September brought challenges, but our mature vines were able to thrive in the warm conditions. The 2017 vintage has shaped a wine that is truly indicative of the growing season – intense, expressive, powerful and unforgettable.

Technical

Vintage 2017
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Russian River
Bottle Size 750mL

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750mL

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