Russian River Valley Reserve Pinot Noir
90 Points, Wine Spectator, May 2015 (2013 Russion River Valley Reserve Pinot Noir)
The 2013 vintage got off to an early start in the Russian River Valley, leading the way to a long, moderate growing season. The summer was warm and sunny with minimal rainfall, creating the ideal conditions for growing flavorful grapes with excellent acidity. This outstanding vintage has produced wines of intense color, stunning concentration and excellent balance.
A blend of exceptional lots from our premier Russian River Valley vineyards, our MacMurray Estate Vineyards Russian River Valley Reserve Pinot Noir shows the depth and versatility of this extraordinary region. Characterized by suave, dark-fruited aromas, the wine delivers tremendous complexity on the palate in the form of layered notes of pomegranates, cherries, boysenberry and lavender. Maturation in French oak from a variety of coopers gave the wine a smooth, rich character and hints of baking spice.