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River Road Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Reserve Selection 2008

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

A classically-styled (i.e. French) Pinot from the Russian River Valley, the River Road is full of earthy, mushroomy notes on the nose and palate. Delightful strawberry and cherry fruit peek out from behind the loam and spice, with perfectly balanced acidity for structure. Pairs seamlessly with any roasted meat dish, mushroom risotto or grilled vegetarian meals.

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River Road Vineyards:
River Road Vineyards started in 1976 with the purchase of a 78 acre Chardonnay Vineyard on River Road about a mile from the small community of Forestville in Sonoma County. Two years later we purchased a 48 acre vineyard on River Road in Alexander Valley and replanted it to Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. We were a family farming company for the first few years, growing and selling our fruit to... Read more
River Road Vineyards started in 1976 with the purchase of a 78 acre Chardonnay Vineyard on River Road about a mile from the small community of Forestville in Sonoma County. Two years later we purchased a 48 acre vineyard on River Road in Alexander Valley and replanted it to Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. We were a family farming company for the first few years, growing and selling our fruit to several Sonoma Counties premium wineries. Then came a hard lesson about agriculture, along with the weather, market conditions can change dramatically in a short period of time. A shift in grape availability to a surplus in the market was created by overplanting throughout California. Wine grapes, even high quality wine grapes, are occasionally in over supply. Out of the necessity to find a home for part of our fruit River Road Vineyards became a small winery. River Road Vineyards has grown over the years, and most of our time is now spent making and selling wine. We own and farm a 12 acre vineyard in the Russian River Valley, south of Forestville that is planted to Pinot Noir and Syrah. In October 2003, we completed the construction of our new winery located on the vineyard site. Read less

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08/24/2010

Three glasses


External Reviews for River Road Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Reserve Selection

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A classically-styled (i.e. French) Pinot from the Russian River Valley, the River Road is full of earthy, mushroomy notes on the nose and palate. Delightful strawberry and cherry fruit peek out from behind the loam and spice, with perfectly balanced acidity for structure. Pairs seamlessly with any roasted meat dish, mushroom risotto or grilled vegetarian meals.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Within its racy, tannic structure, this Russian River Pinot Noir exhibits flavors of dried cherry and birch beer, as well as vanilla and Indian spices. The warm and woody nose leans toward freshly crushed raspberry, strawberry and summer forest scents. The structure of this wine merits drinking now with food or cellaring over the next four or five years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The perfect Pinot-growing climate of the Russian River Valley contributes to this wine's silky black cherry and cola flavors, backed by creamy vanilla notes, exotic spices and crisp acidity. Perfect with cedar planked salmon.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Concentrated yet light in body, with all the classic Pinot Noir characteristics. Soft, with plum and loads of dark cherry fruits. Yummy, long finish with an impression of ripe strawberries.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Mature Pinot Noir flavors - earthy cherry, wild berry. Herbal finish with oak and mild tannins.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Simple, delicate and fruity, a jammy style with sweetly ripe flavors of wild raspberries and strawberries, as well as espresso, tobacco and Oriental spices. It's light and silky on the palate.




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