De Loach Russian River Pinot Noir 2014


 GOLD - SWA 2016


The 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir opens with inviting aromas of raspberry, strawberry and a touch of vanilla. Silky on the palate, the wine offers flavours of strawberry, rhubarb, clove and plum. It is well balanced with moderate tannins and bright acidity.

Good, dry weather conditions and consistent temperatures with very few excessive heat spikes yielded an even, well-developed crop in the Russian River Valley during 2014. As always, the cool, foggy Russian River Valley climate allows for slow ripening, enabling grapes to develop full flavour maturation over an extended time.

Crafted using traditional Burgundian techniques, the grapes were hand-sorted then fermented in small vats with all punch-downs done by hand. The wine was aged for 11 months in 16% new French oak barrels to create a complex, multi-layered Pinot Noir.

This wine was fermented in small, wooden, open-top vats with manual punch downs to extract good tannin and colour. After fermentation, the wine was basket pressed off the skins and then racked into 60 gallon (272 litre) French oak barrels for 12 months of barrel ageing.

13.5% abv
De Loach Russian River Pinot Noir 2014
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