Raeburn Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018 750ML
Raeburn Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018
RAEBURN IS WHERE YOU GO FOR ELEGANCE Raeburn is an Olde English term which means the river where one goes to drink. So it’s tting that Raeburn’s expressive, beautifully balanced wines begin in the heart of the Russian River Valley where some of the world’s nest Burgundy grapes are grown. Ripe, luscious and downright delicious, let Raeburn take you to the river to share a laugh with friends, enhance your favorite meal or just let the day fall away
RUSSIAN RIVER TERROIR e Russian River Valley is cooled by daily fog o the Pacic Ocean located a few miles to the west. Nearly every evening, fog ows east through the Petaluma Gap and up the Russian River channel producing diurnal temperature swings ranging from 35º to 40ºF. Nature’s air conditioning allows our Pinot Noir grapes to ripen gently over an extended time period – nearly 15 to 20 percent longer than neighboring regions – while retaining its bright, natural acidity
2018 VINTAGE 2018 was a great year in Russian River Valley, moderate temperatures yielded a long and even growing season leaving the farmers to a relaxing harvest. A cool spring granted for a long bloom followed by a moderately hot summer. Rain in early October was followed by a dry spell allowing the grapes to mature a few additional weeks leading to a later-than-normal harvest. Grapes of this vintage showcase depth, balanced avors and outstanding color.
WINEMAKER NOTES Brilliant crimson in color, Raeburn Russian River Valley Pinot Noir leads with pleasing aromas of baking spice and vanilla. e palate is marked with stunning fruit avors of lush wild blueberry, raspberry and blackberry with undertones of roasted hazelnut. e nish is graceful and sophisticated.
VINIFICATION Our Pinot Noir grapes are hand-picked during the cool early morning hours to preserve their fresh, delicate avors. Once the grapes arrive at the winery, they are carefully destemmed and cold soaked for several days to enhance color and avor. Fermentation takes place in small, open top containers with twice daily punch downs to intensify color and structure. After a gentle presssing, the wine is racked several times and transferred into French oak barrels, 25% new, for 11 months of aging.
100% PINOT NOIR AGED FOR 11 MONTHS IN 100% FRENCH OAK BARRELS, 25% NEW TA: 0.58g/100ml PH: 3.61 ALCOHOL: 14.5%