Russian River Pinot Noir 2004

Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma
Yield: 2 tons per acre average
Vine age: 10 years average, irrigated

Harvest date: September 2nd, 2004
Harvest Brix: 26 average

Hand harvested grapes — 100 % destemmed ● Fermented in small open top stainless steel fermenters and T-Bins ● Cap manually punched down twice a day during fermentation 5 days cold soak and 21 days total cuvaison average ● Aged an average of 17 months in French oak barrels 40 % new oak From Tonnelleries Rousseau and Francois Freres.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered on March of 2006 Bottle aged 6 months ● Released in July 2006

This wine comes from one of the premium vineyards in the Russian River Valley located between Sebastopol and Forestville on gently sloping hills. The 2004 growing season started and ended early. After an early bud break and a cool summer, a longer than usual 10 days heat spike by the end of
August accelerated the early-ripening variety Pinot Noir. The 2004 was primarily grown on our favorite G-Block in the sandy Goldridge soil. The wine displays its typical Russian River attributes such as cola, rhubarb, macerated cherries and oriental spices while its fine grain tannins and structure reveal an ageing potential for the next 4 to 6 years.
Russian River Pinot Noir 2004
160 Cases of 750 ml «
20 Cases of 375 ml «