2006 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Our family began its grape growing traditions in the Russian River Valley when Henry Rued planted a vineyard in the region in the 1880s. Today, we farm a small vineyard in the heart of the Russian River Valley where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are cultivated. The Pinot Noir vines in this vineyard, though relatively young, deliver consistently ripe fruit.
Tasting Notes and Observations
This 2007 Pinot Noir sparkles both in the glass and aromatically. Its light hued ruby color indicates off the bat that we’ve produced a wine that trades on complexity and intricacy rather than flash. It’s the aromas however that truly draw us to this Pinot. Distinct notes of cherry cola, sweet oak, violets, anise and earth leap from the glass. None of the aromas dominate, but rather blend and meld and mix. On the palate the wine is substantial, gripping and delivers flavors of cherry, ansie, pepper, fig and jam. We expect this wine to continue to improve and impress for another two years before it reaches its peak.
Open this Pinot Noir with broiled salmon with a soy sauce/balsamic glaze, hearty stews, or stuffed pork tenderloin.