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2014 Domaine Della Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

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RATINGS

90The Wine Advocate

...notes of red currants, black cherries and mulberries with hints of cinnamon toast and aged meat. Medium to full-bodied, it packs in the red and black fruit flavors with velvety tannins and a very rich, spicy finish.

90Wine Spectator

Rich and flavorful, featuring tiers of blueberry, racy wild berry and raspberry flavors, with zesty, edgy tannins that impart liveliness. The tannins veer into grippy territory on the aftertaste, but there's enough up-front suppleness to the texture to balance this out.

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.