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Foppiano Vineyards Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley Estate, 2017

Overview

Our 2017 Estate Pinot Noir shows a depth of color, aroma and flavor to rival the best producers in the Russian River Valley. A beautiful garnet color leads to aromas of red currant, earl grey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cherry cedar . The flavors seamlessly match the aromatics. This wine effortlessly represents the varietal and our estate’s legacy with its lovely aromatics and wonderfully layered complexity.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Every step in crafting our Pinot Noir is done with careful consideration. The grapes are harvested at night to fully capture their elegant fruit flavors and hand sorted to insure only the finest fruit goes into the fermenter. We use a gentle method of whole berry and whole cluster fermentation to maximize fruit aromatics and complexity. The wine is fermented in open top fermenters and punched down by hand. After gentle pressing, the wine is aged in only the best French oak barrels.


Vineyards
Located just south of the town of Healdsburg, Foppiano vineyards sits on 160 acres in the acclaimed appellation of the Russian River Valley. Cool morning fog and warm summer days create an ideal microclimate for grape growing. The Foppiano family has been producing world class fruit on this land since its purchase in 1896. Today the vineyard is planted to Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Sauvignon Blanc on the warmer bench lands, and Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on the cooler land close to the Russian River.


Serving Hints
Serve at room temperature with poultry or lighter meats, duck and mushrooms, lamb, venison, cream based pasta dishes in red sauce or medium-firm cheeses.


PRODUCER: Foppiano Vineyards
COUNTRY: United States
REGION: Russian River Valley
GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir
pH: 3.69 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.90 g/l
ALCOHOL: 14.3%

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