Perception Wines

2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley

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$42.00
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Mission Briefing

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Today’s Perception 2010 Pinot Noir is simply fantastic. When you consider the winemaking skills of winemaker Mark Ray, winemaking magic is inevitable. Today’s marvelous wine goes head to head with the best.

It’s not that often you see a famous sommelier give up their trade to make their own wine. Winemaker Mark Ray has done just that, having developed his skills while producing wines for Mondavi, Williams-Selyem and Turley. Mark still consults, when he’s not crafting his own magnificent wines.

Classic Russian River Valley aromatics, with Black cherry, Bing cherry, red currant, wild strawberry, plum, cedar, summer forest and soft spice. On the palate, this wine is darkly juicy and delicious, with Black cherry, Rainier cherry, red currant, spice box, cedar, red plum, orange flower, subtle black tea and a hint of rose.

We urge you to purchase some quickly, this reserved and subdued, yet mouthwatering and bright Pinot will fly off the shelves. We give this wine our highest recommendation.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark ruby red at the center, with slightly lighter pink edges. Chubby tears appear low down on the glass wall before making the steady march downward.

Smell:

Black cherry, Bing cherry, red currant, wild strawberry, plum, cedar, summer forest and soft spice.

Taste:

Black cherry, Rainier cherry, red currant, spice box, cedar, red plum, orange flower, subtle black tea and a hint of rose.

Finish:

Exciting and elegant, with long-sustaining fruit that gradually fades to reveal spice, wood, black tea and dried rose petal.

Pairing:

Enjoy this juicy and elegant wine with salmon or other fatty fish, an herb roasted chicken or pasta dishes with red sauce.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Mark Ray
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2010
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Abv
14.1%
pH
3.60
TA
6.7 g/L
Harvest Date
September, 2010
Aging
12 months
Barrels
46% new French oak
Production
454 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Nov 24, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$42.00
Avg. Price
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