(From 2013 Vintage) It’s always a delight to put together our Russian River Valley Pinot blend. This gives me the opportunity to highlight the key attributes of our gorgeous appellation. The 2014 vintage combines selected lots of wine produced from nearly all of our properties, creating a true kaleidoscope of aromas and flavors. Grapes from Georganne, Meredith Estate, Coopersmith, Warren’s Hill, Flax, Klopp Ranch and Olivet Lane each contribute distinctive features to the complexity of this bottling. Terroirs range from Westside Road in the north, Laguna Ridge and the Santa Rosa Plain midregion, and Green Valley and Sebastopol Hills to the west and south, respectively. Multiple clones are part of this, too – Pommard, Martini, Swan, Dijon 115 and 667, and my own Merry’s UCD 37.
Exploding with rich, dark berry fruits, black cherry and Santa Rosa plum, the aroma of this wine is ripe and mouthwatering. Vanilla and a hint of cola add to the quintessential Russian River Valley p...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesThis wine's first aromas of bright, energetic red cherry fruit are combined comfortably with a light but evident kiss of oak that adds a nice bit of richness. Fairly full and lively on the palate, the wine exhibits pleasant red fruit flavors before falling off a touch towards the finish.
Ken's Wine GuideThis bright ruby colored wine opens with a light raspberry like bouquet with a hint of truffle. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is balanced, has nicely integrated acidity, and has savory comp...