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2017 Kistler Laguna Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir

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October 17, 2021 - $91

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RATINGS

96Vinous / IWC

...sweet, floral and lifted... Succulent red berry, mint, spice, licorice and pomegranate give the Laguna Ridge striking freshness and nuance...brighter, more aromatic...

95Jeb Dunnuck

...has loads of cassis, blood orange, red plum, and spice aromas and flavors...medium-bodied, racy, vibrant and elegant, yet has beautiful depth of fruit.

93+ The Wine Advocate

...offers dried cranberry, dried red and black cherries, cinnamon stick, tobacco leaf and charcuterie with notions of violets, orange peel, tree bark and earthy touches. Medium-bodied and silky...sturdily framed by lightly chalky tannins and juicy freshness, finishing long and savory.

91Wine Spectator

Powerful acidity backs the dried cherry and berry flavors, offering savory focus. Toasty notes emerge on the well-spiced and contoured finish.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.