2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
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!
Cherry cola hues through a slightly opaque core. Tall, skinny, slow-moving legs start high up on the glass wall.
Smoky dark cherry, Alpine strawberry, dried wild mushroom, cedar, subtle dried herbs, kola nut, and mild oak.
Black cherry, wild strawberry, cedar spice box, forest floor, wild mushroom, spice and subtle dried herbs.
Long and elegant, slightly drying, ending in plushness.
Enjoy this elegant Pinot Noir with an herb roasted chicken, duck, or pork dish.
What the Winery Says
- Tim Burgess
- Gold Medal at the 2015 North Coast Wine Challenge
- Gold Medal at the 2016 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
- Pinot Noir
- Russian River Valley
- 8 months
- 30% new French oak
- Release Date
- May 2015
- 147 cases