Russian Hill Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Meredith Vineyard 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

The soil is sandy Goldridge loam and the vineyard offers a rich clonal selection. Russian Hill's Meredith Pinot noir is approximately 80% Dijon clone 667 and 10% each of the Dijon 777 and Swan clones. An elegant, rich Pinot noir with flavors of raspberry, mushroom and earth and a refreshing briskness. The nose holds flavors of spice and a hint of cedar. 2 Bottle Limit 93 pts - PinotReport "deep and dense cherry flavors with earthy, forest floor notes; a big Pinot"

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Russian Hill Estate Winery:
The history of grape growing in our region begins with the early Russian settlers who were the first emigrants to settle the area and plant vines. A little known fact is that these plantings, which begin in 1817, were the earliest in northern California, antedating those of Padre Jose Altimira in Sonoma Valley. The region became an official American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1983 and its bound... Read more
The history of grape growing in our region begins with the early Russian settlers who were the first emigrants to settle the area and plant vines. A little known fact is that these plantings, which begin in 1817, were the earliest in northern California, antedating those of Padre Jose Altimira in Sonoma Valley. The region became an official American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1983 and its boundaries underwent an expansion in 2005. The area now boasts over 15,000 acres of vineyards, 200 grape growers and 75 wineries. The wines of the Russian River Valley are increasingly recognized as among the best in the world and the appellation is often quoted as one of the top in the country. Our "cool climate viticulture" conditions are perfect for growing certain wine grapes, especially Pinot noir and Chardonnay, and recent experience has also shown that "cool climate" Syrah is a distinctive wine unmatched by its warm climate counterpart. Russian Hill Estate Winery has found its perfect home. Russian Hill Estate, a family owned and operated winery, is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Using the utmost care from vineyard to bottle, Russian Hill is dedicated to the production of world-class Pinot noir and Syrah. The key philosophy of the winery is to maintain the highest degree of excellence in viticultural and winemaking practices to allow wines to fully express the various vineyards that are their source. Edward Gomez and Ellen Mack established Russian Hill in 1997 after a two-year intensive search for the appropriate site. It was imperative that the land be capable of producing outstanding estate vineyards but also allow for construction of a winery. Only by having full control of both the vineyard and wine production, did the team at Russian Hill feel they could produce wines of the quality they envisioned. Read less
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The soil is sandy Goldridge loam and the vineyard offers a rich clonal selection. Russian Hill's Meredith Pinot noir is approximately 80% Dijon clone 667 and 10% each of the Dijon 777 and Swan clones. An elegant, rich Pinot noir with flavors of raspberry, mushroom and earth and a refreshing briskness. The nose holds flavors of spice and a hint of cedar. 2 Bottle Limit 93 pts - PinotReport "deep and dense cherry flavors with earthy, forest floor notes; a big Pinot"

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