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Davis Bynum Pinot Noir Jane's Vyd. Russian River Valley 2015

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Davis Bynum has been producing top quality Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley for over 3 decades. They hold claim to producing the very first single vineyard Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley- a 1973 Rochioli Vineyard. Carrying that tradition forward to today, this wine is sourced entirely from their Jane's Vineyard. Jane’s Vineyard, located in the Santa Rosa Plains neighborhood of Russian River Valley. the terrain is nearly level with moderately well-drained soils and a strongly cemented hardpan that varies from 12 to 26 inches down. The hardpan restricts the wine’s access to water so once the soil above dries out in early summer, moisture stress begins causing small clusters of small berries with intense flavors. All of the blocks at Jane’s Vineyard were hand-picked in the early morning hours, de-stemmed to stainless steel tanks for cold soaking, followed by fermentation with native yeasts for extra complexity. The wine was aged in 100% French oak barrels from the finest coopers, 21% new. This 2015 scored a Gold Medal 91 points in the Sommelier Challenge Competition, a Gold Medal 92 points in the Winemakers Challenge Competition, a Double Gold Medal in Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition and 92 points in the Ultimate Wine Competition who called it "Excellent" and "Highly Recommended". They said "The medium pungent aromas offer berry fruit mixed with smokey earth. On the palate the fruit is both ripe and tart, creating a mouthwatering balance of flavors, all followed by roasted earth that culminates in a pleasant toasty finish."

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Davis Bynum:
Distinguished as the first winery on Westside Road in Healdsburg, California, Davis Bynum was the first to produce a single vineyard pinot noir from the Russian River Valley. The vintage was 1973 and the grapes were from Joe Rochioli's now prized vineyard. Today, more than thirty years later, the heritage of Davis Bynum lives on through the hand crafted creation of pinot noir and chardon... Read more
Distinguished as the first winery on Westside Road in Healdsburg, California, Davis Bynum was the first to produce a single vineyard pinot noir from the Russian River Valley. The vintage was 1973 and the grapes were from Joe Rochioli's now prized vineyard. Today, more than thirty years later, the heritage of Davis Bynum lives on through the hand crafted creation of pinot noir and chardonnay grown exclusively in Russian River Valley. Davis Bynum first flirted with winemaking at home in Berkeley when he was a young reporter working at the San Francisco Chronicle. It was 1951 and he purchased a small amount of petite sirah from Robert Mondavi. Things became a bit more serious in 1965 when he transformed a warehouse in Albany into a small winery, where he made wine using knowledge gained from the extensive library at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1971 Bynum purchased a 26-acre vineyard in Napa Valley with the intention to build a winery. Restrictions on construction in the area led him away from that venture and into Sonoma County in 1973, where he found an 84-acre piece of land that quickly became Davis Bynum Winery. Davis established a quality reputation for the winery, in large part due to solid relationships with the local community of growers. Grapes from great vineyards, often based on hand-shake agreements, along with "intuitive winemaking", as he refers to it, led the winery to become synonymous with distinctive Russian River Valley pinot noirs and chardonnays. Eventually, acclaim for Bynum wines, along with other area producers, won Russian River Valley recognition as one of the worlds' very best for these varieties. In August 2007, ready to retire from the day-to-day activities of running a winery, Davis sold the winery to Tom Klein and the Klein family, a fourth generation California farming family. The focus on Russian River Valley remains the same and the goal to produce excellent chardonnay and pinot noir is unchanged. Bynum agreed to stay with the brand for three years, providing insight and support. Read less

External Reviews for Davis Bynum Pinot Noir Jane's Vyd. Russian River Valley

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Source: WineExpress.com
07/20/2017

Davis Bynum has been producing top quality Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley for over 3 decades. They hold claim to producing the very first single vineyard Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley- a 1973 Rochioli Vineyard. Carrying that tradition forward to today, this wine is sourced entirely from their Jane's Vineyard. Jane’s Vineyard, located in the Santa Rosa Plains neighborhood of Russian River Valley. the terrain is nearly level with moderately well-drained soils and a strongly cemented hardpan that varies from 12 to 26 inches down. The hardpan restricts the wine’s access to water so once the soil above dries out in early summer, moisture stress begins causing small clusters of small berries with intense flavors. All of the blocks at Jane’s Vineyard were hand-picked in the early morning hours, de-stemmed to stainless steel tanks for cold soaking, followed by fermentation with native yeasts for extra complexity. The wine was aged in 100% French oak barrels from the finest coopers, 21% new. This 2015 scored a Gold Medal 91 points in the Sommelier Challenge Competition, a Gold Medal 92 points in the Winemakers Challenge Competition, a Double Gold Medal in Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition and 92 points in the Ultimate Wine Competition who called it "Excellent" and "Highly Recommended". They said "The medium pungent aromas offer berry fruit mixed with smokey earth. On the palate the fruit is both ripe and tart, creating a mouthwatering balance of flavors, all followed by roasted earth that culminates in a pleasant toasty finish."



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