2018 Pinot Noir Russian River 750mL
Our 2018 Russian River Pinot Noir boasts aromas of black cherry and sweet baking spices on the nose. Mouthwatering upon entry, the palate has layers of flavors including boysenberry and cinnamon. Refined tannins last throughout the lengthy and juicy finish.
The 2018 season was much calmer than 2017, due to the absence of extra rain and heat spikes we experienced in 2017. The moderate temperatures in the spring and summer allowed for a longer growing season and full flavor development. There was plenty of water in the soil to carry the clusters through the long growing season with minimal dehydration. Our first day of harvest in 2018 was September 10th, compared with an August 26th start in 2017. It was nice that the production crew could enjoy the Labor Day holiday right before the long hours and hard work of harvest began.