(From 2012 Vintage) Aromas of Fuji apple, fresh roses, lime, lemon blossom and nectarine are complemented with touches of nougat, baking spices and Sonoma-Cutrer’s signature wet stone minerality. True to the Russian River Ranches style, the wine is elegant and balanced with a nice, bright acidity and a long focused structure. Crisp and zesty flavors of lemon drop, lime and grapefruit are accented with a nice barrel spice. A light, creamy mid-palate flows into a crisp, citrus acidity rounding out to a long and persistent finish.
(From 2010 Vintage) Russian River Ranches is a cuvee of wines crafted from several estate vineyards, each distinct in its own right and together, adding complexity to the blend. Vine Hill features nutrients so the vines struggle and concentrate flavor in small berries with limited yields. Shiloh and Kent vineyards add their own unique attributes, bringing backbone and a depth of elegance to the wine. The storied Cutrer vineyard provides ageability and notable tropical fruit character. A mixture of clones and rootstocks matched by experience to the soils in each vineyard assure a cornucopia of flavors that result in a legendary wine that is consistent vintage to vintage, and always among the finest offered in any given year.