The third in a string of outstanding vintages in the Russian River Valley, the year got off to an early start with a short bloom season and desirable fruit set. The absence of significant weather events meant grapes ripened evenly in a mild growing season that remained temperate for its duration apart from cooler, occasionally damp weather in September, which allowed flavors to catch up in what was still a historically early harvest. Throughout the season, the Valley’s hallmark fog intrusion allowed grapes in our estate vineyards to retain vibrancy and bright flavors.
Our MacMurray Estate Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir opens with aromas of lavender and boysenberry, giving way to flavors of dark cherry, pomegranate and vanilla. This luscious wine has a silky mouthfeel, framed by subtle hints of oak from barrel aging.
Grape Variety 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation Russian River Valley
Alcohol Content 14.3%
Titratable Acidity 0.56g/100ml
Harvest Dates Sept. 9 – Oct. 7
Barrel Aging 8 months in French and American oak barrels; 20% new and 80% used oak
Clonal Selection 115,114,23,2A,667,777, Swan, 828, Calera, 375, 459, 5, 30, 12, 538
Vineyards MacMurray Ranch Vineyard (66%), Two Rock Vineyard (11%), Del Rio Vineyard (9%), Laguna Ranch (8%), as well as a touch from the Carneros AVA