Pinot Noir RSM
2011 was one of the coolest vintages in a decade. The RSM Vineyard ripened earlier than fruit in other parts of the Anderson Valley, due to its ridgetop location with warmer nighttime temperatures, vines which are protected from the wind, and shallow soils with little moisture holding capacity. This is the third consecutive single-vineyard RSM bottling.
Generous aromas of red plum and boysenberry are followed by notes of black pepper, California bay, and red clay minerality. Flavors of tart blackberries and cacao nibs finish with hints of fraises des bois and an elegant structure. This wine will cellar beautifully, developing depth of aroma and flavor over time. Its concentrated fruit and ample acidity make it a perfect pairing for game meats - wild boar, turkey, or venison. A delectable foil for the richness of duck confit or Boeuf Bourguignon.
Cases Produced: 366