Davis Family Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Item Number: 15597
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Russian River Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.9
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Vineyard Notes: The Davis Family 2018 Pinot Noir is sourced from the estate Soul Patch Vineyard, Sexton Valley Vineyard, Brady Vineyard, and Dutton Ranch. Only the bits and pieces left over from the Davis single vineyard Pinots are used and no lesser quality fruit! This is super cool because there is one vineyard from each neighborhood in Russian River Valley, which brings layers of complexity that keeps the flavors balanced but diverse. In some cases, the Russian River valley can create a blend that rivals the single vineyards.
Winemaking Notes: The fermentation was conducted using native yeast in small, temperature-controlled, open-top fermentors. Gentle punch downs were done over a 3-4 week fermentation after a 5-7 day cold soak. The Pinot was then pressed and transferred directly into barrel using gravity flow. The Pinot Noir was aged in French oak for 10 months; 1/3 of the barrels were new, 1/3 were one year old, and 1/3 were 2 years old. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Rich, balanced, and elegant, with beautiful red and dark fruit flavor, this blend is a perfect embodiment of all that the Russian River Valley has to offer in one deeply layered, complex wine.