Russian River Pinot Noir 2002

VINEYARD
Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma
Yield: 2 tons per acre average
Vine age: 6 Years average, irrigated

HARVEST
Harvest date: September 15th, 2002
Harvest Brix: 24.5 average

WINEMAKING
100% destemmed ● Fermented in small open top stainless steel fementers and T-Bins ● 5 days cold soak and 15 days total cuvaison in average ● Cap manually punched down twice a day ● Aged an average of 17 months in French oak barrels ● Bottle unfined and unfiltered on February 26th, 2003 Bottle aged 8 months when released in October of 2004.
WINEMAKERS TASTING NOTES AND COMMENTS
This wine comes from one of the premium vineyards in the Russian River Valley located between Sebastopol and Forestville on gently sloping hills. In 2002, despite the cold foggy nights - essential to fine pinot noir - the typically mild afternoons of the Russan River Valley were enhanced by a pleasantly warm summer, providing excellent maturity and fruit character in our pinot noir vineyard. Because we relied almost exclusively on the Dijon Clone 777, the result is a wine with brooding flavours of marjoram, plum and a vibrant red fruit character. The creamy texture along with the fine grain tannins makes this Pinot Noir an ideal food-friendly “compagnon.”
Russian River Pinot Noir 2002
PRODUCTION:
100 Cases of 750 ml «
20 cases of 375 ml «
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