These wines were bottled unfined and unfiltered
PREVIOUS VINTAGE TASTING NOTES
2002 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Piner Ranch Vineyard
Aromas of dark plum, licorice and caramel. The palate shows black plum, with hints of red cherry, anise and dark chocolate. This wine is thick and cloying in the mouth. The 2002 Piner Ranch offers even more strength of fruit than the 2001, with a more rounded and intriguing fruit profile.
( 247 cases produced )
2002 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Olivet Lane Vineyard
Nose of sweet strawberries, vanilla and cinnamon. In the mouth is revealed sweet pungent strawberries, framed by subtle vanilla & cinnamon notes and supple tannins. This wine reminds us of driving through strawberry fields at the height of the season savoring the rich sweetness in the air.
( 185 cases produced )
2002 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Oehlman Vineyard
Floral essences of citrus blossom, raspberry fruit and spices. On the palate one senses tangerine blossom and sweet cran-raspberry fruits, with hints of tea. This feminine beauty has structure and a finish to dazzle. The fruit for the 2001 Vine Hill Road was entirely from this vineyard. This 2002 vintage Oehlman has the extra depth and concentration of fruit that we demand from our vineyard designated bottlings.
( 81 cases produced )
2002 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Gilbraith Vineyard
Aromas of tropical fruits, orange zest and white pepper. A sip reveals bursting flavors of orange zest, pink grapefruit and blueberry cream with hints of white pepper. A taste reveals a syrupy texture to this wine that won’t let the flavors end.
( 67 cases produced )
2002 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
This Russian River Valley bottling is comprised of fruit from the Piner Ranch, Olivet Lane, and Oehlman vineyards exclusively. Our Russian River blend shows aromas of plum, red berry, mocha and spice. The palate shows a leading edge of rich dark plum fruit followed by vibrant flavors of red cherries, strawberries, cocoa, vanilla and a framing of soft tannins.
( 445 cases produced )
2002 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
Notes of lemon, pear and cream in the nose. On the palate exists lemon, apple, honeysuckle and a slight nuttiness. As with the 2001, this wine has minimal oak presence. This is a very rich feeling wine in the mouth.
( 39 cases produced )
2001 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Olivet Lane Vineyard
This is a garnet colored wine with aromas of smoked meats, dark cherry fruit and spice. A sip reveals pungent ripe black cherry fruit, oak, caramel and nutmeg. This wine has very concentrated fruit with generous body and texture.
( 187 cases produced )
2001 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Piner Ranch Vineyard
This wine shows dark stone fruit, mint, anise and coastal sage in the nose. On the palate exists an entry of black plum, cola, followed by flavors of toffee and black tea. This wine exhibits strength of structure and integrity with a finish that never seems to quit.
( 198 cases produced )
2001 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Aromas of cherry, mocha, and tea leafs lead you to a mouth of bing cherries, dark chocolate and soft oak tannins. This is a balanced wine showing equal parts rich fruit, oak, fruit tannins and acid.
( 226 cases produced )
2001 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Vine Hill Road
A rich sweet pretty nose with aromas of orange blossom, red berry, baking spices and vanilla. A taste reveals sweet orange/cranberry fruit, cinnamon and creamy vanilla. This wine is feminine, but forthright.
( 173 cases produced )
2001 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
Aromas of lemon custard, honeysuckle and nut. On the palate are found lemon crème custard, honeydew melon, citrus notes, backed by a macadamia nut coating on the tongue. A minimal oak presence allows full enjoyment of the lively fruit.
( 48 cases produced )
2000 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Olivet Lane Vineyard
This Olivet Lane bottling is sweet cherry and soft vanilla from the first whiff. In the mouth are bright cherry flavors, cocoa, spices, with a textured mouth feel. There is the presence of soft oak backing this rich wine. The coating left in the mouth delivers a long, full finish.
(110 cases produced)
2000 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
The Russian River Valley bottling has aromas of strawberry in the foreground with dark tea and cola in the background. On the palate exists the confirmation of the sweet strawberry/cherry fruits, hints of cinnamon, vanilla, with a supple and approachable structure. This wine has a real viscosity in the mouth that lengthens the concentration of the fruit.
( 350 cases produced )