2018 Leras Family Vineyards ~ Pinot Noir ~ Russian River Valley ~ 750 ml
An elegant yet complex nose of ripened red fruits, crème brûlée, subtle baking spices, oak and earth instantly appears when the wine is uncorked. Juicy, fresh-picked raspberry and cherry flavors drive this wine, with more sweet oak and cola emerging as the wine opens. The balanced acidity leaves a lingering, smooth finish, making each sip more satisfying than the last. Ideal pairings for this Leras Family Vineyards Pinot Noir are paella, cedar-planked salmon and herb-crusted rack of pork.
2018 Vintage Technical Info
The Leras Family Vineyards, located in the heart of the Russian River Valley off Woolsey Road and called God’s Little Acre, is planted with Pommard clones that are approximately 14 years old, as well as newer vine clones Beringer Heritage, 115, 667 and 777. This vineyard embodies earthiness and minerals, the signature of Pinot Noir grown in the Russian River Valley.
11 months in Francois Fréres French Oak, 50% new, 50% 1-2 year old