Pinot Noir 2007

Pinot Noir 2007
AppellationRussian River Valley
VarietalPinot Noir
Harvest Brix22.8°
Residual Sugar.065 g/l

Classic Pinot Noir, complete with touches of black cherry and soft, toasty vanilla. Fewer than 310 cases produced.

Tasting Notes

Picked on time with its freshness retained, this wine is both pretty yet structured enouth to be taken seriously in any Pinot Noir arena. Dark, electric hues of brick emit from the glass's edge. Aromas of soft yet spicy cherry with a slow swell of tannin softly grip the palate. The mouthfeel and medium body are approachable now, however a few years would integrate and elevate this Pinto to a different level. Enjoy from late 2010 and continue to drink for a decade.

Winemaker Notes

This fruit came off three small, young vineyards on Willowside and River Roads. We farmed two of the tree vineyards, so we knew the fruit was going to arrive at the crushpad in excellent condition. 2007 is known across Sonoma County as a "great vintage", and for us it truly was an expressive year. Near-perfect growing conditions and summer eather patterns helped create balance between flavor intensity and mature flavor profiles. Lots of flavor without the high (numerically) brix/ sugar levels.