Ramey Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014
As traditionally practiced in Burgundy, we used an anaerobic approach to preserving the freshness and fruit characteristics of our Pinot Noir. It was aged sur lies with monthly bâtonnage and spent thirteen months in 30% new French barrels (François Frères & Demptos) and neutral barrels that were previously used for Chardonnay. This wine was lightly fined with egg whites and bottled without filtration.
Our first Russian River Valley Pinot Noir strikes a fine balance between rich, unctuous styles and leaner, coastal styles. It is at once both elegant and delicious.
This vintage's blend sourcing is: 47% from Westside Farms, 39% from Bucher Vineyard and 14% from Keller Estate. Our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of Dijon clones 115, 777 and 828 (the La Tache selection) and two heritage selections, Pommard and Swan.
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
Wine SpectatorMarked by dusty, loamy earth, anise, cedar, dried red berry and underbrush notes, imparting a savory aftertaste. Drink now through 2021. 960 cases made.
Wine AdvocatePale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley has a lovely, pure fruit nose of red currants and red cherries with a touch of baking spices. Medium-bodied, it delivers uncomplicated red berry flavors and a soft, approachable texture.
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