2010 Pinot Noir ~ Russian River Valley ~ Elsbree Vineyard ~ 750ml

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Winemaker's Notes:

Elsbree Vineyards is located in Windsor off Arata Lane.  They continually produce excellent fruit.  Planted on a steep knob, the vineyard has a mix of Pinot Clones on different rootstocks.  This gives the grapes a superior field-blend of flavors; fruit with plenty of layers and superb depth.  The Elsbree Vineyard is one of our warmest climate vineyards and is the first to arrive at the winery during crush.

We have carefully refined our winemaking techniques in a way that defines our unique Pinot Noirs.  We cold soak the grapes two to three days before adding several different types of yeast, cultured specifically for Pinot Noir.  During the seven to twelve days it takes to ferment, we hand-punch each fermenter, sometimes as often as five or six times a day to ensure that the temperature doesn't get too warm.  Once the juice is fermented, we press the fruit and move the wine into Francois Frerés French oak barrels and then age for 11 months before bottling.

We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor!


Tasting Notes:

Dark garnet in color, the wine opens with a combination of raspberry fruit, spice, cinnamon with a hint of clove.  On the pallet the clove leads into a blast of bing cherry, raspberry, spice and hints of cola.  This wine has bright acidity and great balance that leads to a long cherry fruit finish.  This wine also has enough tannins to allow to age well.  Best from 2013 through 2020.

Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
September 7, 2010
Harvest Brix
Residual Sugar
11 months in Francois Fréres French oak, 50% new, 50% 1 & 2 year old
520 cases

2010 Pinot Noir ~ Russian River Valley ~ Elsbree Vineyard ~ 750ml