This Russian River Pinot Noir has a rich, aromatic nose, dominated by sage, black cherry, mushrooms and forest floor. The silky palate has a lingering finish. This wine will age gracefully for the next 5 years.
Traditional techniques such as such as open top fermentations and hand plunging the cap during primary fermentation were implemented. To enhance the fruit component, 20% of the grapes were added whole cluster to the bottom of the fermenter. The cuvee for this wine is a mix of Pinot Noir clones from the Russian River Ranch. Each clone brings to the blend its own distinct characteristics, such as fruit forwardness, good color, earthiness, texture and color.
Pairing: Tuna, duck, quail, pork and lamb. Fruit-based sauces, mushrooms firm, moderately flavored cheeses.
Three generations, four decades, five ranches — the Trione family is deeply rooted in the Sonoma County wine industry. Dedicated farmers for 40 years, brothers Mark and Vic Trione own and cultivate close to 700 acres in three prime Sonoma County appellations: Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Coast. During 2005 a new chapter took root: Trione Vineyards and Winery. The family built a winery on their Home Ranch in Alexander Valley and appointed Scot Covington winemaker. Scot made Trione 2006 and 2007 vintages in a custom crush facility; the winery construction completed in time to receive the 2008 harvest. Living a winemaker’s dream, Scot selects just three percent of the Trione estate grapes and crafts small lots of wine in his customized “studio”.
Most California producers focus on the noble grape varieties (Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc) for their wines, but there is also a lot of experimentation happening with other, lesser-known varieties. California is far and away the largest wine producing state in the USA and it produces a wide range of quality wine.
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