Russian River Vly
Primarily Laughlin Family Vineyard
Laughlin Vineyard is low-lying - directly on a tributary of the Russian River - and experiences a great deal of cloud cover throughout the growing season. Grown on alluvial soils, these 40-year old vines are trellised with vertical shoot positioning
Tank fermented, 100% malolactic, Barrel aged 15 months (sur lees)
40% New French Oak, Unfined & Unfiltered
This wine exemplifies Russian River Pinot Noir. Aromas of freshly crushed black cherry, bergamot, black tea leaves, subtle spice and sandalwood interplay with notes of fresh soil and forest floor. An even and smooth entry cascades across the balanced and weighty palate. Hints of white chocolate remain throughout its long and textured finish. Robbie Meyer-winemaker.
The Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is a gorgeous, luscious wine that captures the allure of the vintage. Sweet red cherry, plum, cola and spice nuances are front and center. Succulent and racy, but also light on its feet, the 2015 has so much to offer. As is so often the case, Robbie Meyer and Alan Peirson make wines that are sumptuous but not overly heavy. The Russian River Pinot is a winner.
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