2016 777 Clones ~ Pinot Noir ~ Russian River Valley ~ 750 ml
Our 777 Clones Pinot is a blend from the Bucher, Leras Family, Peters and Nunes Vineyards, and this vintage is stunning! The nose on this heady wine offers pretty red fruit (similar to the vibrant red hue of the wine) and violet floral notes, with subtle hints of toast emerging as the wine opens. The flavors are as complex as the nose, with a slight sweet/sour fusion of raspberry, cherry and hibiscus tea. Darker blue and purple fruit flavors appear as the wine opens. The mouthfeel is first class - lushness with the right dose of refreshing acidity that lifts and carries the delicious flavors through to a lingering finish. A classic vintage for our 777 Clones blend.
What started out as an experiment, has turned into a permanent part of our program due to the overwhelming popularity. The 777 Clones continues to amaze and delight each year. This wine is made from grapes harvested from a number of our favorite vineyards, giving us flavors from five different soils and micro climates. All these vineyards blended together allow us to create a complete, full-bodied wine from just one clone. Each vineyard provides an element of flavor that makes this one of the best wines we produce.
11 months in Francois Fréres French Oak, 70% new, 30% 1-2 year old