Origin: United States
- Russian River Valley
It is extremely rare to have back to back perfect vintages but 2014 is proving to be just that: perfection. What started out as a normal spring bud break was followed by a moderate, if not ideal growing season. Optimal conditions for ripening resulted in an almost perfect development of flavor, sugar, acid, and structure. The harvest season began slightly early but with ideal Fall conditions it was compact and uniform. The season allowed for an almost clockwork style of harvest.
Muscular example of Pinot Noir – big, rich, yet supple on the finish. Black cherries, currants and spices all coming together in a collage of flavors. The tannins are firm yet velvety on the palate. Sweet pipe tobacco and cedar cigar box linger as the wine disappears. Age worthy, this wine will show beautifully for the next 5-7 years if not longer. - STC
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