Brilliant crimson in color, Raeburn Russian River Valley Pinot Noir leads with pleasing aromas of baking spice and vanilla. The palate is marked with stunning fruit flavors of lush wild blueberry, raspberry and blackberry with undertones of roasted hazelnut. The finish is graceful and sophisticated.
The Pinot Noir grapes are hand-picked during the cool early morning hours to preserve their fresh, delicate flavors. Once the grapes arrive at the winery, they are carefully de-stemmed and cold soaked for several days to enhance color and flavor. Fermentation takes place in small, open top containers with twice daily punch downs to intensify color and structure. After a gentle pressing, the wine is racked several times and transferred into French oak barrels, 25% new, for 11 months of aging.
"Sharp, tangy acidity lies beneath layers of thick, grainy tannin and oak in this intense, full-bodied wine. Forest floor, clove and rhubarb highlight the palate." (5/1/20)
Producer Name: Raeburn Winery
Old/New World: New World
Country of Origin: United States
Sub-Region: Sonoma Valley
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Quality Designation: AVA
Grape Varietals: Pinot Noir
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Medium Body Red
Winemaker: Joe Taparro
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Dark Green Glass Bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork