The Winemakers Block Selection showcases classic Russian River Valley styled Pinot Noir distinguished, yet big and voluptuous on the palate. Striking aromas of red strawberry, raspberry, and cherry are complemented with alluring spice notes. The intense red berry characteristics are coupled with baking spice and cinnamon undertones. This Pinot Noir is well structured as acids and tannins are interlaced, commanding a long, seamless finish.
The 2010 growing season in Sonoma County is consider by many the most challenging in generations. The season started with record-breaking low temperatures in the spring, which led to a late budbreak. May brought twenty days of rain which doubled the historic average. The summer season started cool, with plenty of fog and cloud cover but by late August, the sun and heat waves hit before and after harvest. Yields were down, but despite the hardship, the quality has proven to be great. Cool climate varietals fared particularly well this vintage, with exceptional brightness and acidity present in the grapes.
Varietal Content Pinot Noir
Varietal Origin: Russian River Valley
Alcohol Level: 14.74%
Titratable Acidity: 0.53 g/100ml
Residual Sugar: 0.07 g/100ml