Emeritus Cellars Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2007
The 2007 growing season on the Sonoma Coast provided near-perfect conditions for Pinot Noir. Spring saw no frost visiting the vineyards and warm daytime temperatures from summer into fall gently ripened the grapes. The grapes were picked with their fruit flavors still youthful and alive. William Wesley Vineyard’s soil composition of Goldridge soils with a sandstone base has a low water retention capacity that creates competition for water and nutrients among the vines. Stressed vines bear small-berried clusters that produce concentrated juice with intense flavors and higher tannins resulting in a wine suited to long-term aging.
Great strawberry and mixed red and black berry fruit on the nose. Subtle spice and some flowers. It's lush and pretty. On the palate, it's deep and rich. Very tasty. Has good depth and concentration of blackberry, wild berry, mineral, sage and some dusty nuances. 1/21/12
Dark fruits and some dark chocolate on the nose. This has a very un-pinot-like nose. Blackberries and the slightest licorice nuance. Youthful with big acidity and round tannins. Big tannin on the finish. Super dark fruit with only hints of spice or oak. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 5/15/10
One of the best CA pinot's we have every had. We had it at one of our favorite restaurants a few years ago. I contacted teh winemaker Brice and he invited us to come and visit the next time were in in Wine Country. We did. What an incredible visit! We got a personal tour of the vineyards and the winery! We will keep buying and drinking this wine!
I had this wine at the W Union Sqaure NYC. It was the best Pinot Noir I have had in recent memory. Lively, flavor explodes in mouth, balanced with tannins, fruit and alchohol. I was wtih 4 otherse and it was unanimous. This is a great wine. I found it online for 28 dollars plus shipping. Enjoy!
Four and a half glasses
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The 2007 William Wesley is the finest expression of Sonoma Coast mountain–fruit terroir. Our coastal vineyards promote high acidity, flavor intensity and structure in a lush, dense wine. On the palate, the William Wesley cuvée has dark fruit characteristics with blackberry flavors and licorice nuances, yet still displays the charm and elegance that defines Emeritus Pinot Noir. The wine is youthful with vibrant acidity and round tannins—which favor its aging capability.