2016 Mossback Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
This classic Russian River Pinot Noir will wow you with flavor, texture and value for your money.
91 Points and Gold Medal: 2018 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
The 2016 Mossback Pinot Noir is a blend of Russian River Valley fruit sourced from growers that winemaker Dan Cederquist has worked with for over 20 years. A great cherry and ruby red color in the glass lead to inviting aromas of black cherry, cranberry, cola and vanilla. A silky entry is followed by complex layers of bright fruit flavors, fleshy plum and barrel spice. The 2016 Pinot Noir is a classic Burgundian style Pinot Noir that is well balanced and exceptionally food friendly.
The grapes were hand harvested in 1/20 ton bins. Part of the lots were destemmed into small fermenters where the must was chilled to 45 degrees F for 72 hours for it's "cold soak" to enhance the pretty berry and cherry aromas. The tanks were allowed to warm naturally and slowly to activate native fermentation. Once started, the thanks were pumped over several times a day to extract all the richness from the skins of the grapes without any bitter or astringent qualities. The remaining lots were destemmed into small open-top fermenters and punched down daily, by hand, to extract deep color and flavors from the grapes. Both lots were pressed off at dryness and then aged in Hungarian and French oak barrels.
This wine is sure to please and will pair exceptionally well with pork and duck dishes.
||Medium Red Wine
||Russian River Valley