2011 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Salzgeber Vineyard (92 cases)
Aromas of bold red fruits and tea. Rich sweet cherries envelope the palate, the fruit tannins provide the backbone of this experience, notes of dark tea, finishing long and viscously. The Salzgeber has always displayed firm tannins, sometimes dominating the wine experience. The most recent vintages from this vineyard have shown a wonderful balance between the strength of the fruit and fruit tannins. (This is Denise’s favorite Salzgeber bottling to date).
2011 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Balletto Vineyard (193 cases)
Nose of jam like berry fruits and pepper. A concentrated array of dark berries and plum fill the palate carrying with it white pepper spice, great mid palate weight, a long lasting and complex finish.
2011 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Oehlman Vineyard (192 cases)
Aromas of lighter red fruits, floral blossoms, citrus peel and a sweet spiciness. Sweet fruits of red cherry, strawberry and hints of citrus meld seamlessly with baking spices and vanilla. This bottling is a pretty expression of Pinot Noir.
2011 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley (254 cases)
Aromas of dark fruits and spice. A rich and complex jubilee of blackberries and cherries, soft notes of oak and finishing long, viscous and complex. We confess that there are no inferior vineyard sources going into our blends. As is always the case, the Russian River Valley is a blend of the above components. Can you tell us what percentage of which vineyards?