2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
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Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
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2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

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Tasting notes:

Bing cherry, gunpowder, and baking spices dominate the nose. Chamomile, cocoa powder, and a touch of cigar box lead you on an aromatic journey into classic Russian River Pinot noir territory. On the palate there is a handful of baking spices and dried herbs that balance out the rich fruit flavors of dark cherry and raspberry. There is a nice collection of chunky tannins that give way to cola and pretty herbs on the finish. (Updated 6.15.19 - Alan)

Vineyards: Cartograph Estate, Choate Vineyard, Starscape Vineyard

Clones: 2A, 115, 667, 777, Martini, Pommard, Swan

Cases produced: 735 cases

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Wine Profile
Terroirist.com: Deep ruby color. Nose shows fresh but chilled red fruits (cherries, raspberries, strawberry jam) along with rhubarb, cola and some mushroom and pepper notes. Medium+ bodied, velvety tannins, medium acidity. Tangy yet juicy raspberries, red plums and strawberries, mixed with notes of cinnamon, clove and roasted chestnut. The earthy-complexity is very attractive and melds well with the ripe red fruits. 13.9% alcohol. (90 points IJB)
Other Notes
Vinography: 11-2-19 Light to medium garnet in color, this wine smells of cranberry and raspberry fruit. In the mouth, raspberry and chopped herbs have a nice chipper brightness thanks to excellent acidity. The herbal notes linger through the finish. 13.9% alcohol. 735 cases produced. Score: between 8.5 and 9.