A quintessential expression of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, this gorgeous wine displays alluring aromas of raspberry, blackberry, plum and cassis. On the palate, the lush berry and baking spice flavors are underscored by refined tannins, impeccably balanced French oak and a subtle tension that carries the wine to a long, layered finish.
2019 was an amazing year for cool-climate varietals. With plentiful spring rains, the growing season got off to a great start, especially for our dry-farmed Running Creek Estate. The season continued to provide ideal conditions, with cooler spring weather, moderate summer temperatures, and warm days in the runup to harvest. We picked each vineyard exactly when we wished, resulting in bright, crisp Chardonnays with pure, elegantly delineated flavors and vibrant and concentrated Pinot Noirs with silky, refined tannins.