Horse & Plow Winery
2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
Today’s Horse & Plow Winery 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a delightful Pinot that features a character and complexity that put the Russian River Valley on the wine map.
Started in 2008, Horse & Plow aims to merge the best of old and new world techniques and produce authentic, hand-crafted wines. Utilizing 100% Organic farming practices, they create wines that beautifully highlight their vineyard’s terroir. Today’s wine fits this ideal perfectly, with flavors and acidity that scream “Russian River.”
Please enjoy our fullest recommendation on today’s delightful, 91 Point Pinot.
Dark garnet in color, showing tremendous depth through the core of the glass.
Classically elegant Pinot aromas waft from the glass after an encouraging swirl or two. Dark cherry and blackberry mingle with cedar wood cigar box, dried fallen leaves, soft summer earth, and freshly ground peppercorn spice.
Fresh and bright, with just a touch of seriousness, today’s wine is well balanced between nice fruity flavors of raspberry and black cherry, and more earth driven elements of sweet tobacco leaf, cedar wood shavings, pomegranate herbal black tea, dark baking spices, and black peppercorn.
A lengthy finish that’s highlighted by pleasant acidity and extra fine tannins. At the very end, a touch of pomegranate herbal tea lingers on the tip of the tongue.
Grilled salmon, served with a sweet chili glaze and sugar snap peas.
What the Winery Says
- Chris Condos & Suzanne Hagins
- 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
- Russian River Valley
- Don Miguel Vineyard
- Farming Practice
- Certified 100% Organic
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Pinot Noir
- Barrel Regime
- 10 months in 100% French oak, 25% new