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2017 Migration Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Running Creek Vineyard

2017 Migration Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Running Creek Vineyard

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SKU: MGRC1775
Highlighting lush, layered flavors, bright acidity and impeccably balanced French oak, Migration is dedicated to crafting wines from the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions. This dedication led us to establish our estate vineyard in the heart of the legendary Russian River Valley. This wine is a selection of the best blocks and barrels of wine from this exceptional site. Though rich and supple, with alluring flavors of blackberry and Bing cherry, it is also a beautifully complex, terroir-driven wine.

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 100% Pinot Noir; Cooperage: 100% French oak - 40% new oak, 60% neutral
Winemaker Notes
A lush and evocative expression of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, this wine reveals aromas of Bing cherry, pomegranate and raspberry, as well as earthy undertones that add nuance and depth. On the palate, it is rich and luxurious, with layers of pure varietal fruit and baking spices, seamlessly integrated oak and a vibrant underlying acidity that carries the wine to a long, balanced finish.
Production
2017 offered idyllic growing conditions with plentiful winter and spring rains, which led to an excellent fruit set. While the summer was warm, with occasional heat spikes, healthy canopies and thoughtful pruning provided ideal dappled sunlight on the vines. Just as our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were achieving ideal ripeness, a major heat event hit the valley. The result was an extremely brisk harvest with long nights of hand-picking and days full of sorting, destemming and pressing. While the pace of harvest was challenging, the fruit came in beautifully, fermented flawlessly and yielded wines with vibrant fruit and lovely acidity.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Running Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 4 - 8, 2017
Sugar
24.6° Brix at harvest
Acid
0.57 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.71
Aging
10 months in barrel
Fermentation
10-14 days fermentation at 85°F
Alcohol %
14.2

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750ml

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