2013 Russian River Reserve Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir •Sapphire Hill and Ketcham Estate Vineyards
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
By a Sapphire Shore
Today’s wine is the elegant and delicious Sapphire Hill 2013 Russian River Reserve Pinot Noir, a rich and very flavorful Pinot with an elegant edge.
This wine is complex, velvet-smooth and richly layered with dark fruit flavors, earth, and soft spice. A very food-friendly gem.
Goodness, what a lovely nose on this Pinot Noir! Cherry juice, black cherry, sweet leather, subtle spice, smoked cherry bark, bramble, kola nut and subtle caramel.
This wine rushes onto the palate with cascade of flavors, with black cherry, blackberry juice, toasty oak, dusty bramble, subtle spice and cocoa nibs.
Sapphire Hill winemaker Tammi Collins brings her many years of experience to bear on today’s wine. Tammi has honed her craft at the likes of Blackstone Winery, Leasingham Winery, Dunnewood, Chateau Felice and De La Montanya. Today she gives her expertise to Sapphire Hill - where she makes her distinctive, handcrafted wines.
Pretty pale ruby at the core of the wine with pink edges. Round after round of chubby legs move slowly down the glass wall after you give the wine a good swirl.
Cherry juice, black cherry, sweet leather, subtle spice, smoked cherry bark, bramble, kola nut and subtle caramel.
Black cherry, blackberry juice, dark plum, grilled mission fig, toasty oak, dusty bramble, subtle spice and cocoa nibs.
Rich flavors very gradually subside, leaving behind spice as medium tannins give the wine a mouth-filling feel. A gradually spreading dryness leaves behind a crushed velvet feel.
Enjoy this richly delicious Pinot with pork medallions with a cherry balsamic glaze and fresh thyme.
What the Winery Says
- Tami Collins
- Pinot Noir
- Russian River Valley
- 19 months
- French oak
- 125 cases