2017 EnRoute Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley,
2017 EnRoute Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, "Les Pommiers" [1.5L]
93 Points
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Bright, fragrant and perfectly sized for serving a crowd, our flagship Russian River Valley Pinot Noir offers layers of pure fruit flavors that can best be described as enchanting.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
August 16 – September 30, 2017
Aging
10 months in French oak barrels (30% new, 70% neutral)
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Spectator
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The nose instantly fills with luscious aromas of juicy ripe red cherry, raspberry, star jasmine, with a light spice and mineral earthiness that while subdued, is still stark. Upon entry, the palate is silky and layered with flavors that are reflective of this wine’s aromatics—bright red fruit, rose petal and a touch of forest floor. The 2017 “Les Pommiers” boasts an exceptional purity of fruit, flavor and expression as it culminates in a bright, mouthwatering finish.
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.
Winemaker Notes
Rich, with voluptuous dark fruit flavors and Asian spice accents. Dark cherry and plum tart notes dominate, showing hints of cassis. Cedar and sandalwood details emerge on the creamy finish. Drink now through 2025. - Wine Spectator