2016 EnRoute Amber Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir
2016 EnRoute Amber Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir
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SKU: 004-PER16AR2
Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
August 19 – September 3, 2016
15 months in French oak barrels (50% new / 50% neutral)
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This was another banner year for the Amber Ridge Vineyard. Amazingly pure aromas of cherry, plum and raspberry meld with soft notes of mineral, rhubarb and rose petal. On the palate, generous juicy berry flavors melt into a finish that is long and silky. With its elegant perfume and ripe fruit flavors, this vintage will continue to shine for years to come.
Vineyard Notes
We consider Amber Ridge Vineyard the backbone of our EnRoute Pinot Noir, “Les Pommiers.” Located off Starr Road, this 22-acre vineyard is the warmest site from which we source fruit. Although temperatures rarely exceed 90°F, the vineyard enjoys extended mornings and evenings with clear, warm skies. Fog, the hallmark of the Russian River Valley, begins its early morning recession towards the coast, starting at the northern end of the valley and then returning in the late afternoon from the south. This seasonal fog pattern can allow for up to three extra hours of sunlight and warmth when compared to our vineyards just 12 miles away on the southern end of the valley.