Aromas of black cherry with touches of cinnamon and other baking spices ac- company this almost black-red wine. The palate is broad and gives way to flavors of black raspberry, leather and sweet oak with a touch of orange peel on the finish. The mouth is rich and smooth with a long, lingering finish.
We select fruit for our RRV Pinot noir from several small, hands-on growers located throughout the Russian River Valley in order to create a wine that represents our appellation as a whole. The fog-cooled climate and rich alluvial soils of the Russian River Valley provide the perfect conditions for growing Pinot noir. The appellation lies in an area of maximal summer coastal fog incursion providing temperate days and very cool nights resulting in wines with a bright natural acidity and full fruit flavor development due to the slow ripening and long hang times.