Sourced from four premier vineyards in the heart of the Russian River Valley, the 2016 Amici Cellars Pinot Noir showcases the classic Russian River Valley characteristics of heady aromas, vibrant cherry and raspberry fruit flavors and delicate tannins.
2016 was another in a string of excellent vintages for Sonoma winemaking. Generous winter rains brought much-needed rainfall to saturate the root zones and replenish reservoirs. Moderate temperatures and bright sunshine enabled the vines to thrive throughout the spring and summer, creating a balanced, optimal growing pace. Warm days and cool nights during harvest season allowed ripening to progress at an even pace, resulting in wines that display complex fruit flavors and balanced acidity.
This wine opens with intense aromas of black cherry, kola nut, clove and baking spice with hints of earth and vanilla. Fresh and lively red fruits on the palate are framed by silken but firm tannins and beautifully integrated oak, with notes of spice and earth adding complexity to the long finish. Drinks beautifully on release, but will evolve further over the next 3 to 5 years.
12 months in 35% new French Oak