Six Ridges Pinot Noir 2017
The Russian River carves a gap in the rugged coastal mountains of Sonoma County, building a route for cooling afternoon breezes and morning fog that creates the unique terroir of the Russian River Valley. The mild growing conditions are ideal for producing rich and full-flavored Pinot Noir.
The mild growing conditions during spring and warm summer temperatures of the 2017 vintage resulted in an earlier than usual harvest. Each vineyard lot was fermented separately on the skins, then settled and racked twice before the wine was aged for 9 months in small French oak barrels. On the nose, ripe red fruit aromas are beautifully accented with touches of cinnamon and dark chocolate. The palate has a lush mouthfeel with elegant flavors of black cherry and toasted almond, an elegant tannins structure and a lingering spicy finish.
- Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
- Appellation: Russian River Valley
- Aging: 9 months in French oak barrels
- Acidity: 3.62g/L
- pH: 5.9
- Alcohol: 14.8%