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'15 Pinot Noir - Russian River Valley
RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
Elegantly Rich; Masterfully Crafted; Decadently Layered; Powerfully Enticing, and Gracefully refined.
Our well-crafted wine has everything that young, bright Russian River Pinot Noirs tend to exude. Pungent aromas, cherry-pit, tar, dried grass, dry herbs, crushed earth, cherry liquor, rose petals, all combine in layer after layer of richness that keeps coming in waves. It is elaborately flavored; this extraordinarily complex wine is a full-bodied wine stuffed with pastry-filling cherries, dried herbs, blackberries, currants, and raspberries, with exotic additions of cola, red licorice, and cotton candy.
This wine is easy to enjoy and will continue to please for many years. The vineyard is located East of Cotati on rich, loamy soil and very influenced by the ebb and flow of the fog bank that creeps up the valley throughout the growing season. We benefit from the Sonoma Coast AVA and are in fact within the boundaries of the Sonoma Coast AVA, so our grapes do receive this maritime influence from the Sonoma Coast AVA as well. The grower is the Pasta King, Art Ibleto, and he is going strong into his 90's. It's genuinely a fun relationship! Lovely man, generous to everyone he knows and a wonderful wine too, wouldn't you know!! I have changed our label beginning in 2016 vintage to include Bella Signora designation (Beautiful Lady), Nancy