2018 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Running Creek Vineyard (2 Bottle Set) - 98 PTS
Migration, 2018 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Running Creek Vineyard (2 Bottle Set) - 98 PTS
98 PTS – Wine Review Online
Beautifully complex and aromatic, this wine displays a medley of raspberry, blackberry and plum flavors, as well as deeper notes of wild mushrooms and earthy forest floor. Beautifully integrated French oak lifts the palate, with supple fine-grained tannins framing the lush fruit and carrying the wine to an impeccably balanced berry and spice finish.
On the Sonoma Coast, 2018 was a stellar vintage that started with a cool winter, followed by a relatively temperate summer that allowed for lovely hangtime and a longer growing season. The length of the season ensured that the grapes developed ideal tannins and flavors. While much-needed winter rains helped to spur a generous crop, our rigorous thinning practices resulted in excellent vine balance and wonderful concentration in the grapes. As a result, both our Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays offer compelling weight and texture, with pure flavors and lovely poise and energy.
Varietal: 100% Estate Pinot Noir
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation: Running Creek Vineyard
Acid: 0.61g/100 ml titratable acidity
Aging: Aged 10 months in 100% French oak 35% new
Fermentation: 5 day cold soak, small batch open top fermentations, 3-6 ton fermentations, daily punch downs
Key Coopers: François Frères, Gillet, Rousseau
Soils: Yolo soil series
Selection: 10 barrel selection
States Available for Shipment
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