Growing Conditions

Oakwild Ranch Vineyard is located in the heart of the Russian River. Vines enjoy a cool morning fog that rises off the river followed by sunny, warm days and breezy afternoons. The combination of these factors allows the grapes to ripen at a slow, steady pace, which heightens the intensity and complexity of the fruit flavor. 2013 is widely regarded as one of the best vintages on record for Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The ideal year began with a mild spring and no frosts, and continued with a summer and fall that brought warm, even tempera- tures and no heat waves. Throughout the growing season the vines enjoyed warm days and cool nights, allowing a long, slow ripening that resulted in beautifully balanced wines with fully developed flavors and fresh acidity. This wine opens with inviting aromas of black cherry, vanilla bean, plum, cola nut, strawberry, rhubarb and pomegranate. On the palate, flavors of allspice, cinnamon stick, and black cherry swirl around hints of truffle, earth and vanilla. A lovely, bright acidity in the wine is perfectly balanced by velvety tannins leading to a long, persistent finish.

Winemaking

Made from grapes off the premier Oakwild Vineyard in Russian River Valley, the 2013 Amici Cellars Reserve Pinot Noir showcases the classic Russian River Valley characteristics of heady aromas, vibrant cherry and pomegranate fruit flavors and delicate tannins. A true beauty of a wine, it is delicious on release but will age well for 5-7 years.

Aging

10 months in 65% new French Oak