2018 Mossback Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
New Package Design! Same appellation, same quality wines.
This classic Russian River Pinot Noir will wow you with flavor, texture and value for your money.
History of Success:
91 Points and Gold Medal: 2018 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition -2017 Vintage
The beautiful ruby color of the, 2018 Pinot Noir, in the glass leads to enticing aromas of cherry, chocolate and a hint of leather. The flavors follow through with sweet black cherry, cranberry, cocoa and oak spice. This classic Pinot Noir is plush and full-flavored with a bright finish that cleanses the palate for another sip.
The grapes were hand harvested in 1/2-ton bins. Part of the lots were destemmed into small fermenters where the must was chilled to 45°F for 72 hours for its “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 tanks 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 favors from the grapes. Both lots were pressed off at dryness and then aged in Hungarian and French oak barrels.
Pair this Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with grilled salmon, roasted duck or a glazed ham.
||Medium Red Wine
||Russian River Valley