Ramey Estate RRV Pinot Noir 2017

Appellation : Russian River Valley 

Growing Season 2017 began with a very wet winter. The summer was mild until a significant heatwave around Labor Day sent growers scrambling to pick the first wave of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. After the heat wave, temperatures were warm and steady, allowing winemakers to make picking decisions based on optimal fruit maturity rather than impending weather. Yields were average to light. Fruit quality ranged from great to exceptional, with well-preserved acids. Harvest Date August 23 - September 2 Brix 23.9˚ average WINEMAKING Varietal Compositon 100% Pinot Noir Fermentation Tank fermented with native yeast and 25% whole cluster. Native malolactic fermentation in barrel Aging As traditionally practiced in Burgundy, we use an anaerobic approach with our Pinot Noir to preserve freshness. It was aged sur lies with monthly bâtonnage and spent 14 months in 39% new French barrels (François Frères, Demptos and Taransaud). The wine was then lightly fined with egg white and bottled without filtration.

 “Our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir strikes a fine balance between rich, jammy styles and leaner, coastal styles. It is at once both elegant and delicious.” – David Ramey


Perfect with Roast Turkey and all the trimmings!