From the Winemaker:
Our 2009 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of eleven vineyards which lie in different locations throughout the Russian River Valley. Russian River Valley is a complex region and because we source fruit from vineyards throughout the appellation, our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir has many layers and complexities. The wine shows a range of bright red fruits to brambly voluptuous characteristics, all hallmark characteristics of the Russian River Valley. The individual lots are all unique, providing distinct aromas and flavors, and giving the blend broad complexity. We recommend drinking this wine between 2013 and 2018.
Layers of rich, warm spices co-mingle with the red and dark fresh fruit components of red raspberry, crushed ripe cherries and a hint of fresh blackberry.
This Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is pure, balanced, lush and focused. Bright, yet rich cherries are on the forefront with fresh ripe raspberries, pomegranate and a hint of strawberry developing throughout the palate, which rest generously on the top of the tongue. The lingering finish wraps around your tongue and palate with focus and freshness.