2013 Pinot Noir Russian River
The Russian River is well-renowned for its spectacular Pinot Noirs and this one is no exception. The grapes for the 707 Pinot Noir are grown in a valley basin, where they are cooled each night by the river influences and fog. They get a long hang time for this light–skinned variety. Pinot Noir is one of the hardest grapes to produce, as they are very temperamental and require treatment with kid gloves.
Also some nice cedar throughout that compliments the sublime earthiness. The fruit components are well-balanced and overall presents a medium-bodied mouth feel. There is a pleasant hint of cigar box in the finish which is long and languid.
Pinot Noir is extremely versatile when it comes to meal selections. It’s earthiness brings to the forefront mushroom based elements such as grilled Portobello mushrooms. This also pairs with roasted duck breast, garlic prime rib, grilled salmon, or even a simple falafel.