2018 777 Clones ~ Pinot Noir ~ Russian River Valley ~ 750 ml
A polished and well-structured wine, our 777 Pinot Noir offers an inviting, seductive nose of raspberry, cherry and white floral notes that show through the oak influence. The aroma is fresh, clean and stylish, promising a refined sip to follow. Initially, juicy black cherry, tart raspberry, cranberry and subtle oak harmoniously wash over the palate. As the wine opens, warm spices emerge. The beautiful red berry, oak and spice flavors merge with balanced acidity and a tart apple finish. This elegant Pinot perfectly complements rack of lamb, a juicy rib eye steak or wild mushroom risotto.
2018 Vintage Technical Info
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