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Pellegrini Wine Company
Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
The wine comes from select vineyards in the southwestern corner of the Russian River appellation. The vineyards’ proximity to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Ridge promises perfect growing conditions for Pinot Noir; brilliant sunshine in the afternoon and Russian River region cool evenings. This natural air-conditioning allows the grapes to develop full flavor maturity over an extended growing season, often 15 to 20 percent longer than neighboring areas, while retaining their life-giving natural acidity.

Owner: Pellegrini Family
Winemaker: Pellegrini Family
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Vineyard Location: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Vinification
Twenty percent whole clusters were placed in the vats with the balance of the fruit de-stemmed. After a four-day cold maceration, the vats were allowed to warm up and fermentation began with the native yeast from the vineyard. Fermentation lasted about 12 days, with each tank punched down by hand according to traditional Burgundian methods of vinification. The wine was aged for 11 months in a combination of Chateau Sirugue and Remond barrels.One-third of the barrels were new, with the balance being one- and two year-old wood.

Tasting Notes
Color: Bright red garnet in color; bright acidity, complexity and elegance with a soft, velvety texture.
Bouquet: Medium-bodied, Fragrant aromas of cherry fruit, rose petal and spice
Flavor: Flavors reminiscent of Bing cherries accented by subtle spice and earth notes.
Pairings: Pair with duck, truffle mac-n-cheese, braised lamb with pomegranate sauce, or pork with fig compote.

Alcohol Content: 14.2%
Serving Temperature: 65°F