US-VRV-03-18

Pinot Noir 'Sonoma County', Valravn

Pinot Noir 'Sonoma County', Valravn

In 2017, we sourced from two different vineyards in the Sonoma County AVA, the first is a top-tier Russian River site planted to Clones 115 and 667. The second is a highly-coveted old-vine vineyard in the Sebastopol Hills area of the Sonoma Coast. Low yields, hand harvesting, organic dry farmed and Goldridge soils all lead to a Pinot Noir with amazing depth and purity. In the cellar, hand sorted grapes undergo a 3-5 day cold soak followed by wild yeast primary fermentation in small open-top stainless steel tanks. Following primary, the wine was transferred to a blend of 30% new Cavin, François Freres, and Darnajou barrels for 12 months malolactic and aging.

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Sonoma
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
92
Date:
2020-07-01
Review:
This is a high-toned, earthy and textured wine that overdelivers on its price point, presenting complex warm spice, black-tea and candied cherry and raspberry flavor. The tannins are soft and well integrated, as is the oak, allowing plenty of room for nuance and elegant composure.