Kokomo Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Windsor Oaks Vineyard 2007
This Russian River Pinot is a blend of three different clones, each of which adds to the elegance and complexity. Using traditional Burgundian methods, this wine was fermented using 25% whole cluster and a native Burgundian yeast. The nose has hints of vanilla, sage, cherry and spice with a notable minerality. This wine is a classic Russian River Pinot in character and can be paired with a wide variety of dishes.
Bronze: 2009 San Francisco Wine Competition
This wine was a Christmas gift from a friend. I LOVED it! I served it with an assorment of cheeses, nuts, cold cuts and smoked salmon. The interesting thing about this wine was it didn't taste at all how it looked. I saw the light pinkish color and expected a much lighter taste but instead it was was a rich, fruity and slightly spicy Pinot! It went perfectly with the food and was a welcome surprise. It has a very nice balance, is very drinkable and I can see it pairing well with a variety of foods. It is strong enough to pair with heavier dishes, yet pairs well with some light foods too. I had quite an eclectic mix of foods that day, yet the wine held its own with everything. This wine seemed to be bursting with flavor! I plan to buy some more soon. This isn't a typical Pinot. I give extra points here simply because it doesn't taste like any wine I have had before!
External Reviews for Kokomo Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Windsor Oaks Vineyard
This Pinot is a blend of two clones, 114 and 777. Using traditional Burgundian methods, this wine was fermented using 25% whole cluster and a native Burgudian yeast. The nose has hints of vanilla, sage and spice (which come from the 114). The 777 adds a lively cherry palate with a noticeable minerality. The finish is smooth, acidic and the big bold pinot fruit lingers on. This could be paired with so many dishes from lamb to mushrooms (chantrel, porcinni, or morels) to a mild curry.