Oakwild Ranch Winery
2008 Toboni Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Pinot Noir •Toboni Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
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A great example of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, this budget-friendly wine shows off the terroir that is typical of the region. The wine shows great aromatics, a smooth entry and delicious flavors.
The Oakwild Ranch Toboni Vineyard sits at the heart of the Russian River Valley, neighboring some of our favorite Pinot Noir sites in all of Sonoma County. There is a serene feel to the rolling vineyards that give the area its beauty. It is the climate of this region, though, that makes it such a perfect place for Pinot Noir. Hot, sunny days heat and energize the vines before later afternoon coastal fog rolls in to cool them. This places the ideal amount of stress on the vines - which makes for wonderful Pinot Noir.
This wine is just a little hot on opening, so be sure to decant for best results. Initial alcohol blows off and then flavors spring to life, making the wine a delicious and elegant treat for the senses.
Pink edges transition to a translucent darker garnet core.
Forest floor with redwood bark, fresh mushroom and dried leaves melds with dark fruit of black cherry, red plum and dried cranberry.
Sweet and smoky all at once, this wine leads with black cherry, blackberry, cranberry and cherry cola with subtle braised meat, subtle herbs and a hint of black currant.
Long and lingering with dark fruit flavors that yield to earthy and more herbal flavors.
This wine would be stunningly good with a Mu Shu pork. Turkey breast in a prune glaze would also be quite delicious.