2018 SF International Wine Competition
2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Virginia Dare Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is an inviting Pinot Noir that is uniquely expressive of its vintage, variety, and locale in the ideal microclimate of the Russian River Valley. There is a great deal of freshness and vibrancy to our 2016 Pinot Noir. Aromatic notes of raspberries, cranberry, bergamot, and sandalwood are followed by succulent flavors of cherries, black plums, and cloves. Tannins are smooth and well-integrated, as is the spiciness of the oak. This wine offers a beautiful balance and long-lived flavors that intensify the finish.
100% Pinot Noir
10 months in French oak