Wine Maker Notes
Row Eleven has a contract with Pinot Noir lovers. We will deliver a luscious red wine, rich in cherry pie aromas with a silky smooth finish, at a great price.Row Eleven makes three different Pinot Noirs. Our Santa Maria and Russian River wines are a study in the relationship of appellation to clone to soil. Vinas 3 is a blend of Sonoma, Santa Barbara and Monterey vineyards. It is about Pinot Noir itself, and less about any particular region or vineyard. Crisper in acid, rich in cherry pie flavors, lower in alcohol. Enjoy New World with a nod to the Old. Vinas 3 makes good on our contract.Three different appellations, vineyards and clones (Pommard, Dijon and Martini) are blended into one bottle. Though it is crafted for immediate enjoyment, this wine will age for several more years.
New World Pinot Noir is truly new, pushed by plantings in California in the 1990s. California’s mountains, climate and soil combine perfectly in the Russian River and Santa Maria valleys, making the two finest areas to grow Pinot Noir grapes.
Whether you prefer the lighter, earthier, more delicate wines of Burgundy, or the darker, bigger, more jammy Pinot Noirs from California, Pinot Noirs should always be soft and velvety. Aromas range from flowery, citrus orange in Burgundy, to dark ripe red cherries in California.