2010 Russian River Valley Appellation Series Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir •Floodgate Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
Today’s Healdsburg Ranches Winery 2010 Russian River Valley Appellation Series Pinot Noir can be our delicious little 90 Point secret. Priced at a wallet-friendly $18.99, today’s Pinot drinks like a much more expensive bottle of wine.
We love winemaker Virginia “Ginny” Lambrix and always look forward to tasting her wines. This Pinot cleared even our heightened expectations by a mile. Incredibly elegant and refined, this wine is everything you could want in a Pinot Noir.
If you’re looking for a wine to impress your next dinner party, we heartily recommend today’s wine.
Deep scarlet at the center of the glass, transitioning to a slightly rustic red rim.
Aromas of raspberry and boysenberry greet you initially and are quickly trailed by coffee bean, tobacco leaf, freshly fallen leaves, green peppercorn, a touch of toasted oak, and hints of subtle dark baking spices.
Elegant and subdued flavors of sweet plum, black cherry, and raspberry mingle with earthy mushroom, saddle leather, sandalwood, black peppercorn, dark spice, and a note of herbal black tea.
Long and lingering, with juicy dark fruit notes slowly fading and leaving a hint of subtle spice on the tip of the tongue.
Garlic and rosemary rubbed roast chicken.
What the Winery Says
- Virginia Marie Lambrix
- 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
- Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Floodgate Vineyard
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Pinot Noir
- Aged in French oak