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2022 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Russian River Valley
2022 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

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For this vintage of our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, we blended warmer climate fruit with that  grown in a cooler area to create a wine with tension between the rich fruit and lush mouthfeel of a centrally located Russian River vineyard against the bright fruit and racy acidity from the westernmost vineyards. The blend was completed after each different vineyard block was aged separately for 14 months and reached our standard for what a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir should be.


Winemaking Notes
Ripe red cherry and toasty oak aromas overlie a layer of toasted marshmallow, mineral, and caramel. Baking spice and creamy flavors follow in a nod to both variety and choice oak barrels. The mouth is smooth and balanced, creamy, with acidity underpinning, as cherry flavors hold court in a complex mélange of fruit, spice, and savory notes. The finish is elegant, with balance and grace, classic flavors of cherry compote and toasted oak through the end.
The 2022 vintage was very mild. Rain from the previous autumn was light, and the new year entered warm and dry with daytime highs up to 70°F in early spring. An unusual sprinkle of rain in early summer was no cause for concern, and the temperature turned predictably hot a few days in June as usual, but the season was mild overall, with most summer days peaking around 85-90°F. An early start to harvest came as no surprise with the seasonable weather, as we picked the different vineyard blocks from August 16 to September 10.
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Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
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