This is a serious Pinot Noir! Deep aromas of bramble, cedar, and vanilla flow into intense flavors of oak, new leather, dark cherry, and smoky bacon.
Reflect. This is a serious Pinot Noir! Deep aromas of bramble, cedar, and vanilla flow into intense flavors of oak, new leather, dark cherry, and smoky bacon. The mouthwatering fruit lingers on through the finish. Bust out your smoker and pair this wine with baby back ribs, lamb chops or any wild game.
Coming into the third year of drought, the 2015 harvest also had colder weather during flowering which led to a poor fruit set, and small, uneven grape clusters. Yields were down significantly, but quality was excellent. Summer warmth, with no rain, had picking begin in early August and end before October. Most affected were our Pinot Noir yields, but we are pleased with the full range of flavors that a concentrated vintage can provide.
All of our fruit is hand harvested with scissors rather than knives to prevent bruising and lacerations during the pick. Everything is de-stemmed and never crushed. A 4 – 7 day cold soak coupled with a very high percentage of whole berries throughout the fermentation process brings multi-faceted layers of aroma and flavor. The wine is then drained and pressed and put to barrel for 10 months prior to bottle.
Owner Tom Baldacci has a passion for wine! Each vintage we will offer a collection of small production wines specifically chosen by Tom as part of his family tradition to share his discoveries and interest in other well-known wine growing regions. Our Russian River Pinot Noir has pretty, red berry aromas of raspberry jam, just picked strawberry, and sweet vanilla. The graceful flavors of wild strawberry and ripe plum have a touch of sweet oak to complete a long and balanced finish.
54 cases (12 x 750ml)