From the Winemaker:
The 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of vineyards that surround our Sebastopol home, which lie in cool areas throughout the Russian River Valley. This region’s climate is sculpted by the regular intrusion of cooling fog from the Pacific Ocean a few miles to the west. The fog usually arrives in the evening, often dropping the temperature 35 to 40 degrees from its daytime high. The fog retreats to the ocean the following morning. This natural air-conditioning allows the grapes to develop full flavor maturity over an extended growing season. The wine shows a range from bright red fruits to brambly voluptuous flavors, all hallmark characteristics of the appellation. The individual lots are all unique, providing distinct aromas and flavors, giving the final blend broad complexity.
This layered, complex, beauty of a wine shows rich aromas of wild anise and wisps of bergamot, mingled with the red and dark fresh fruit components of bing cherries, black raspberry, and a hint of rose petal.
This Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is pure, balanced, lush and focused. On the front are delicate notes of cherries and rose hips that blossom to cola, pomegranate and sun drenched raspberries, culminating with chocolate dipped oranges that coats the palate