2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
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Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
Alcohol %
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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, a handful of baking spices and dried herbs balance out the rich fruit flavors of dark cherry and raspberry. Soft but plentiful tannins give way to cola and pretty herbs on the finish. (Updated 3.23.20 - Alan)

Vineyards: Cartograph Estate, Choate Vineyard, Starscape Vineyard

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

Cases produced: 735 cases

Recipe pairings:

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.