2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
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.
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.
Black cherry, Bing cherry, red currant, wild strawberry, plum, cedar, summer forest and soft spice.
Black cherry, Rainier cherry, red currant, spice box, cedar, red plum, orange flower, subtle black tea and a hint of rose.
Exciting and elegant, with long-sustaining fruit that gradually fades to reveal spice, wood, black tea and dried rose petal.
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
- Mark Ray
- Pinot Noir
- Russian River Valley
- 6.7 g/L
- Harvest Date
- September, 2010
- 12 months
- 46% new French oak
- 454 cases