2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
The Modern Traditionalist
Today’s delectable C. Donatiello 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a very balanced, very delicious wine that really impressed our entire tasting panel. This highly recommended wine shows beautiful fruit, harmoniously balanced against classic earthiness and subtle spice.
Earthy goodness and gorgeous fruit waft from the glass, giving you a preview of what’s to come - long before you even lift the wine to your nose. On the nose, you’ll find dark cherry, blackberry and plum that meld with earthy forest floor, wild mushroom, leather and subtle spice.
This wine is incredibly balanced, with fruit and earthiness wowing your palate in even proportion. The wine leads with bold dark cherry, blackberry, strawberry and blueberry. These are quickly joined by earthy forest floor, flinty mineral and hints of leather, spice and pomegranate.
This is one wine that is sure to impress your friends! Show up at your next dinner party with a bottle and be prepared to be showered with appreciation.
Perfect ruby red with great clarity through a slightly darker ruby heart. Tall, skinny legs run swiftly down the glass after a good swirl.
Dark cherry, blackberry and plum that meld with earthy forest floor, wild mushroom, leather and subtle spice.
Dark cherry, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry, earthy forest floor, flinty mineral and hints of leather, spice and pomegranate.
Extra extra long, with plenty of juicy red fruit that gradually yields to earth and spice as the wine takes on a very plush and elegant feel.
We’ll go out on a limb here and recommend that you enjoy this amazing wine with a grilled pork tenderloin, with a coffee, cocoa and chile rub.
What the Winery Says
- Webster Marquez
- Pinot Noir
- Russian River Valley
- 10 months
- 20% new French oak
- Harvest date
- September - October, 2012
- Bottling date
- July 25, 2013
- 1283 cases