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Joseph Swan Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Cuvée de Trois 2005

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2005 Joseph Swan Pinot Noir Trenton Estate Russian River ValleyThis Pinot is very rich and slightly rustic with lots of cherry, earth, and spice. While quite supple, it does have a slight tannic edge, which should soften with time in the bottle.Joseph Swan made a few barrels of wine in the cellar of his house in 1968. The following year he bonded this cellar as a commercial winery. He replanted the vineyard and orchard with what is now known as the "Swan clone" of Pinot Noir, some Chardonnay and a bit of Cabernet. The current winery, located in the heart of California's famed Russian River Valley, was built in 1974. Son-in-law Rod Berglund helped with the harvest in 1987. (Ron began his winemaking career in 1979 as founding partner and winemaker at La Crema.) The fruit for the wine we are featuring was sourced from the Trenton Estate vineyard - soil which is extremely well drained, finely grained decomposed sandstone ranging in depth from one to three feet.

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2005 Joseph Swan Pinot Noir Trenton Estate Russian River ValleyThis Pinot is very rich and slightly rustic with lots of cherry, earth, and spice. While quite supple, it does have a slight tannic edge, which should soften with time in the bottle.Joseph Swan made a few barrels of wine in the cellar of his house in 1968. The following year he bonded this cellar as a commercial winery. He replanted the vineyard and orchard with what is now known as the "Swan clone" of Pinot Noir, some Chardonnay and a bit of Cabernet. The current winery, located in the heart of California's famed Russian River Valley, was built in 1974. Son-in-law Rod Berglund helped with the harvest in 1987. (Ron began his winemaking career in 1979 as founding partner and winemaker at La Crema.) The fruit for the wine we are featuring was sourced from the Trenton Estate vineyard - soil which is extremely well drained, finely grained decomposed sandstone ranging in depth from one to three feet.

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