Stunningly beautiful aromatics of tart cherry and fraises du bois.
This wine is deceptive on first taste, seemingly light-bodied yet emboldened with incredible depth and length wrapped around a rich mid-palate. Lush red fruits (cranberry, raspberry, cherry) baking spice, orange zest and tea. Elegant with bright, mouth watering acidity and supple tannin, this wine screams for company and a great meal.
Lucky “13” - the vintage of 2013 was the second great vintage in a row. It was also another drought year. Less crop than the prior year with smaller grapes and thicker skins, this vintage of Pinot Noir was born with both beauty and brains. A long, cool growing season with few anomalies, RSV’s CCOF certified organic Carneros vineyards produced balanced crops of fruit that took their time ripening. Each vineyard could be night harvested block by block without putting undue stress on the cellar logistics.
The cold grapes were waiting each morning at the cellar door, destemmed and allowed to ferment on natural, feral yeasts. Once dry, the wines were put to bed in 30% new French oak in the RSV caves where they rested for almost one year before bottling.
Cave Aged 10 Months in French Oak, 30% New Barrels for Subtlety.