2013 Russian River Pinot Noir
The 2013 Wait Cellars Russian River Pinot Noir was made from 100% hand-picked and hand-sorted Pinot Noir fruit from California’s Russian River Valley AVA.
This wine was made with Pinot Noir clones from two acclaimed Russian River vineyards: Dijon 667 and 115 of the cool Devoto Garden Vineyard, west of Sebastopol; and Dijon 777 and Swan, from the warmer Skikos Vineyard west of Santa Rosa. It was wild-fermented with 25% whole clusters. Conditioned in 33% new French oak, the darker, brooding flavors of the Skikos vineyard are nicely supported by the bright, mouth-watering fresh fruit flavors of the Devoto Garden – the result is an electric, satisfying wine.
Production: 75 cases
Release: Fall 2015
Varietal: Pinot Noir Dijon 828, 777, and Swan
Soil: Goldridge, Huichica, Yolo sandy loams
Crush: Hand harvest, hand sort, 25% stems; 5 day cold maceration
Ferment: Warm, closed top, native “wild” ferment
Elevage: 10 months sur lie, 33% new French oak; battonage through winter
Aromas: Dark cherry, cinnamon
Palate: Expansive, luxurious cherry-rhubarb
Recognition: Gold, 2015 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition; 93, Wine Enthusiast; 90, The PinotFile, Silver 2016 SF Chronicle Wine Competition, Silver 2016 American Fine Wine Competition