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2006 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Saralee's Vineyard
from j.r. storey winery
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This Pinot is comprised of clones 777, 115, and Pommard which make it a sexy, complex wine that boasts a nose of deep cherry and spice coupled with a long, deep finish. The grapes were hand-picked in the early morning, then crushed into small fermenters. Caps were punched by hand twice daily, during a cool 10-day fermentation. The wine was pressed into Rousseau French oak barrels for aging before bottling, 50% of which were new. The wine in unfined and unfiltered.
- Time in Barrels: 10 months
- % New Oak: 50.0%
- Harvest Brix: 25.5
- Wine pH: 3.67
- Residual Sugar: 0.0
- Kind Red
- Type Pinot Noir
- Appellation Russian River Valley
- Finished Alcohol 14.5%
- Volume 750mL