Ramey Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
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.
Dark, brooding black fruit and strong tannin greet a rich, interwoven palate of full-bodied ripeness and cola in this lush red wine. The grapes are sourced from the warmer reaches of the appellation and show deep concentration lifted by moderate acidity.
Toasty oak weighs heavily on this now, lending a fancy wood side. May become more engaging with time, as the balance is there and the fruit, while modest, has room to grow. Best from 2019 through 2024. 1,623 cases made.
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