Russian River Pinot Noir 2003
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. An early bud break was followed by a long and dampest spring on record in the 2003 vintage. As a result, bloom was delayed and yields reduced for early varieties like pinot noir. Once again, the weather at harvest provided a couple of heat waves that allowed everything to catch up eventually. As its 2001 cousin, the 2003 Verve was primarily grown on our favorite block in the sandy Goldridge soil. It shows a darker side with black cherry flavors, damp earth, truffles and minerality combined with tobacco and Asian spices. Even though the wine will certainly benefit from further bottle ageing, the already soft tannins are enhanced by a creamy texture provided by the sweet oak.
100 Cases of 750 ml «
20 Cases of 375 ml «