US-JAX-03-17

Pinot Noir 'Russian River Valley', Y3 [Jax]

Grape Varieties
• 100% Pinot Noir

Farming Practices
• Practicing Sustainable
• Hand-harvested into small bins in the early morning

Terroir
• Russian River Valley AVA

Winemaking
• Partially de-stemmed
• Fermented in small, open-top fermenters
• 5–7-day cold soak
• 10-12-day fermentation
• Aged in French oak barrels
• 14.1% abv
• 2,200 cases produced
• Bottled unfiltered and unfined

Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red

Tasting Notes

Bright ruby in color and scented with red raspberry and Darjeeling tea, this lively expression of Russian River Valley fruit dispels layers of blackberry and Bing cherry along with subtle hints of vanilla and forest floor. Supple tannins and balanced acidity grace a long finish.

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Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
90
Review:
This is a bright red that offers savory elements of black tea and forest floor, along with plenty of black fruit to keep it interesting. The palate is lifted by refreshing acidity, giving it a light, elegant feel overall.