2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

The grapes for this Pinot Noir were grown in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley viticultural appellation. The Russian River empties into the Pacific Ocean and serves as a channel for the cool ocean fog to move inland from the coast. The soil combined with the ocean’s cooling influence creates the ideal conditions for growing Pinot Noir. Bright fruit flavors of red currant, plum and ripe cherry join aromatic notes of clove and vanilla. Rich body with delicate well-integrated tannins lead to a smooth and elegant finish.

Winemaker Notes

Similar in many respects to the previous vintage, the 2013 vintage provided lush ripe fruit with rich color and body. Picked at the peak of flavor in late September and early October, ten percent of the harvest underwent whole-berry fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fruity flavors of the grape. The wine was then aged in newer French oak barrels for 10 months. This vintage of our Pinot Noir offers a delicious array of berry fruit flavors combined with rich body and smooth tannins, creating an exceptionally enjoyable wine.

Food Pairings

This refreshing, fruity Pinot Noir is wonderfully versatile on the table and can be served with a wide range of foods, including pork, chicken, lamb and grilled wild salmon.

Wine Profile

100% Russian River Valley

98% Pinot Noir
2% Syrah

10 months in 1 to 3 year-old French oak barrels


5.8 / 3.66