Russian River Valley
1st 2 weeks of Sept. 2013
2013 Heather Pinot Noir
Deep ruby in color, the nose reveals layers of darker fruits and spice; black raspberry, dark cherries along side soy and tarragon. There is also a lighter side with orange peel and rose petal. In the mouth, the wine is dark, but not heavy, layered juicy red and darker fruits; raspberry and sour cherry. There is a generous broad palate with uplifting acidity to finish revealing cherry and rhubarb.
This wine is the blend of three separate vineyards; Widdoes, Gunsalus & Greywacke and five clones of pinot noir; old vine Martini, 114, 115, Calera and Pommard. Each vineyard is located in the Green Valley sub appellation of the Russian River Valley.
This wine is the blend of three separate vineyards including Widdoes, Gunsalus, Greywacke, and five clones of Pinot Noir including old vine Martini, 114, 115, Calera and Pommard. Each vineyard was fermented separately on its native yeasts and then blended together in tank before going to barrel. The wine was aged 14 months in 100% neutral French oak barrels prior to bottling unfiltered and unfined.
Food Pairing Notes
Grilled salmon, roasted duck with cherry-rosemary sauce, white cheddar polenta and hard cheeses.
(Jan 26, 2017 at 2:36 PM)
Fragrant with blackberry and black cherry that has a touch of cola, sage, and pepper. A not too delicate style with a medium to long finish. Drink now.