RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Our Small Block Pinot Noir is an artful blend of exceptional Russian River Valley vineyards in Sonoma County.
Vintage 2019 began slightly later than normal in some areas, but nonetheless delivered superb results. Spring was marked by occasional rains, which brought welcome soil saturation, and cooler temperatures, which allowed fruit to mature at a steady pace. Summer helped the grapevines to ripen and catch up from their late start. The warm days and cool nights of the fall allowed gradual sugar accumulation and longer hang times, promising fruit of the highest quality with structural beauty from balanced tannin, sugar and acid levels. Harvest began slightly later than normal in some areas with fruit picked at its peak, promising exceptional flavor in bottle.
“Cherry, fresh red berry, leather and earth tones frame the aromas of our Small Block Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. A supple entry with vibrant dried cherry and cranberry flavors complements the silky tannins and a hint of toasted vanilla. The acidity makes the wine dance across the palate, lingering with a long subtle smoky nuance.”
- Stephanie Pope, Winemaker
FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS
"Pinot Noir is a classic partner with Sonoma duck breast or Sonoma’s famed CK Lamb. Mushroom risotto pairs wonderfully. Soft Brie, Camembert, Gruyere and goat cheeses are my go to selections."
– Chad Hendrickson, Executive Chef