Deloach Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
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The cool, foggy Russian River Valley climate allows for slow ripening, enabling grapes to develop full flavor maturation. The fruit for our 2007 blend was hand-harvested from select vineyards and crafted using traditional Burgundian techniques: fermentation in small, wooden, open-top vats; hand punch-downs; basket-pressing; and French oak barrel aging. Ripe raspberries lift from the glass and mingle with tempting aromas of strawberry-rhubarb tart and cola. Delicate notes of anise, cardamom and gingerbread spice lace the fruit to unfold a rich palate of black cherries supported by medium-fine-grained tannins. The finish lingers with attractive, subtle, toasty undertones, fine acid, and excellent balance.