2016 EnRoute Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley,
2016 EnRoute Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, "Les Pommiers" [1.5L]
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SKU: 004-PER16M3

Silky, and rich, with generous ripe cherry and plum flavors, there's a lot to love about our flagship Russian River Pinot Noir, especially in 1.5-Liter sizes perfect for lively gatherings and cozy dinner parties.

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
August 14 – September 15, 2016
11 months in French oak barrels (40% new / 60% neutral)
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 EnRoute Les Pommiers possesses the luxurious perfume aromatics and rich textures that we love about Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. On the nose, aromas of ripe cherry and plum are complemented by notes of earth, sage and forest floor. Generous-yet-soft red-fruit flavors expand on the palate, with elegant tannins that are the definition of silky. A mouthwatering natural acidity glides across the finish, making this vintage irresistibly approachable upon release.
Vineyard Notes
Our Northern Spy Vineyard in Russian River Valley’s Green Valley AVA was an abandoned apple orchard that was groomed specifically for EnRoute. We are thrilled with the quality of the fruit coming from this site, which grows on the region’s famous Goldridge soils. Pommard 5, Mt. Eden, Swan, 2A and Dijon clones 115 and 777 are planted on 101-14 rootstock with 4 x 7 spacing in this vineyard. Our Amber Ridge Vineyard is located on rolling terrain in the upper Middle Reach area of the Russian River Valley. Planted with bilateral vertical trellising, the clonal mix includes Pommard 5, Calera and Dijon clones 115, 667 and 777 using 101-14 rootstock to limit vigor. Manzana Vineyard continues to play an important role in the Les Pommiers blend, with its hillside fruit planted in Green Valley to Dijon clones 114, 115 and Pommard 5.