Rally Point

2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley

Offer Expired:Dec 03, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$38.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Shrine of Friendship

Today’s delicious hand-crafted Pinot Noir hails from my friends at Rally Point Wines. Winemaker, Tim Burgess, has a passion for Burgundian varietals and this passion shines through with today’s delectable terroir driven marvel, the Rally Point 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.

On the nose, the wine shows off smoky dark cherry, Alpine strawberry, dried wild mushroom, cedar, subtle dried herbs, kola nut, and mild oak.

It is rich and full on the palate, with flavors of Black cherry, wild strawberry, cedar spice box, forest floor, wild mushroom, spice and subtle dried herbs.

The Rally Point winery is a collaboration between Tim and his wife Kate. Tim worked for [REDACTED] winery for the better part of a decade before he and Kate took the leap and launched their own wine label. Their wines launched to instant notoriety and praise. It is not uncommon for their wines to receive multiple medals and scores in the mid-90’s.

Today’s very highly recommended offering is a balanced Russian River gem that drinks like a great Russian River Pinot with a touch of French Burgundy. This gives the wine great fruit that is balanced against a subtle, nuanced earthiness.

We love this wine and know that you will, too!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Cherry cola hues through a slightly opaque core. Tall, skinny, slow-moving legs start high up on the glass wall.

Smell:

Smoky dark cherry, Alpine strawberry, dried wild mushroom, cedar, subtle dried herbs, kola nut, and mild oak.

Taste:

Black cherry, wild strawberry, cedar spice box, forest floor, wild mushroom, spice and subtle dried herbs.

Finish:

Long and elegant, slightly drying, ending in plushness.

Pairing:

Enjoy this elegant Pinot Noir with an herb roasted chicken, duck, or pork dish.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Tim Burgess
Accolades
Gold Medal at the 2015 North Coast Wine Challenge
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Gold Medal at the 2016 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Abv
14.5%
Aging
8 months
Barrels
30% new French oak
Release Date
May 2015
Production
147 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 03, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$38.00
Avg. Price
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