Lot 673 | 2018 Russian River Valley
90 pts, Steve Heimoff; Russian River Valley Pinot - need we say more? An exceptionally pretty wine from California's most reputable Pinot-growing region.
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Firmly established as the most reputable Pinot region in California, the Russian River Valley AVA covers roughly a sixth of the total vineyard acreage in Sonoma County, and its wineries have gone on to receive countless awards and international notoriety. Anchored by rare sandy loam “Goldridge” soils formed by an ancient sandstone seabed, the RRV is also home to a cool coastal climate. The result? Perfect growing conditions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.
Lot 673 comes to us from the Laguna Ridge, right in the heart of it all. Produced from 20-year-old estate vines planted to Goldridge soils with a state-of-the-art underground drainage system, the wine is made tip to tail by a team with 60+ years of combined experience and a long tenure in the 90-points club. A beautiful expression of what this region is all about.
Delicious Pinot Noir! Sorry that it is no longer available for purchase. Enjoyed it very much!
Pinot - Lovers Dream
Based on early reviews, I let this one lay down a several months before trying. It starts out as a delicious fruit-forward experience. It is refreshing after a 92-degree day. Definitely lighter that some Pinots, but I loved it!
It's out of stock?
Great wine. Too bad it's out of stock. I should have bought more when I had the chance
Soft and light
I drink a lot of Pinots from Cameron and while this wasn’t one of my favorites he has offered, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. A bit lighter than I prefer in a Pinot, but the flavor and mouth feel was what I enjoyed. We have bought several cases of this and drink it throughout the week.
A nice medium bodied Pinot without much complexity. A good wine for quaffing, especially at this price.
Opened 1 bottle will let the rest sit for a couple of years. Earthy and berries. This pinot nior will be wonderful. Russian Pinots are a favorite of mine.
This pleasant but undistinguished
Seldom do I disagree with Cameron but...
I had great hopes for this wine. It has the Russian River pinot noir characteristics but the finish is a wake up call. It seems to me that the vines from which this wine originate could have been affected by the immense fires that affected the valley in late 2017 even though the Russian River Valley vineyards were supposed to have been saved. We had similar horrifying fires in Chile the same year and lots of wine was affected by a deep burnt wood aftertaste. Anyway, this vintage is out of stock.
Light - maybe to light
This was OK but have had better Pinot Noirs. This was on the light side - maybe a little too light. It did settle down a bit a while after opening, but not significantly. Not sure a long decant would make much difference.
Very Light mouth feel
Not very powerful as I was expecting, but most Pinots share this shortcoming.