Ramey Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018
(Sonoma, California) - [JD 94] [WA 93]
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Coming from top Pinot Noir sites in the Russian River Valley, the 2019 blend is 42% Shiloh Glen Vineyard, 25% Dutton Goff Vineyard, 22% Bucher North L, and 11% Kilcullen Vineyard.
Harvest Date: Sept 6-15
Brix: 24.3˚ average
Soil: Huichica clay and Spreckels loam at De La Montanya, Yorkville clay at Bucher, and Goldridge fine sandy loam at Goff and Kilcullen
Clones: 667, 115, 777 and Pommard
AVA: Russian River Valley
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Fermentation: Tank fermented with native yeast and 25% whole cluster. Native malolactic fermentation in barrel
Aging: As traditionally practiced in Burgundy, we use an anaerobic approach with our Pinot Noir to preserve freshness. It was aged sur lies with monthly bâtonnage and spent 18 months in 45% new French barrels (François Frères and Taransaud). The wine was then lightly fined with egg white and bottled without filtration.
Ratings & Reviews
94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is spicy and lifted with cinnamon and dried roses, fresh with wild raspberry fruit and blood orange. The palate is medium-bodied and softly textured, characterized by elegance and finesse. Drink over the next 10 or so years."
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley has a medium ruby color and aromas of cranberries, pomegranate and burnt orange peel with wafts of woodsmoke and dusty earth. Medium-bodied, soft and silty, it has a concentrated core of fragrant red fruit and a long finish layered with spicy accents. This 2018 vintage offers exceptional quality at an appellation level.