2018 Nunes Vineyard ~ Pinot Noir ~ Russian River Valley ~ 750 ml
Always well balanced and flavorful, the 2018 Nunes opens with vibrant, high-toned red fruit laced with perfumey purple violet and sweet oak notes. On the palate, savor waves of strawberry, cherry, dried cranberry and raspberry. As the wine opens, the flavors deepen to reveal hints of black raspberry, rhubarb and caramel toast, along with a refreshing acidity lift in the finish. A compelling wine, meaning the glass is empty before you know it. Enjoy a match of salmon with fennel and mushrooms, or at brunch with a goat cheese, mushrooms, fine herbs and egg scramble.
Located on the last of Russian River Valley’s alluvial bench with its silty clay loam soil, Nunes Vineyard provides us perfectly ripened 115, 667, 777 clonal grapes vintage after vintage. The valley’s renowned fog is a natural cooling system influencing from two directions, the Pacific Ocean from the West, and San Francisco Bay from the South, the perfect condition for a long cool growing season. Fred and Wendy Nunes combine a passion for growing Pinot Noir with a comprehensive knowledge of their vineyard and the science that drives it. Between Mother nature and the Nunes’, this vineyard has all the components we need to produce stellar Pinot Noir that speaks from the vineyard.
11 months in Francois Fréres French Oak, 50% new, 50% 1-2 year old