2018 EnRoute Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley,

2018 EnRoute Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, "Les Pommiers"

93 Points Wine Spectator
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Layer upon layer of dark berry flavors with lingering accents of clove and forest floor make this opulent Russian River Valley Pinot Noir lush and silky from start to end.

004-PER182
Wine Spectator
93
Winemaker Notes
Rich, with an enveloping viscosity to the flavors of dark currant, plum tart and cherry pastry. Graphite and hot stone notes emerge midpalate, with dark chocolate details and hints of pepper on the finish. Drink now through 2025. - Wine Spectator
Tasting Notes
A fragrant dried rose petal and berry potpourri flows a lush, juicy entry. Darker raspberry preserve and blackberry flavors fill the midpalate, with clove and forest floor accents showing through to the finish. This wine is opulent and silky start to end, with lovely fruit and spice notes that linger on the palate.
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.
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
August 28 – October 10, 2018
Aging
10 months in French oak barrels (30% new, 30% once-used, 40% neutral)
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Spectator
93

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