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.
Part of my club shipment, this is a nice, pleasant drinking Pinot. Not particularly complex or fruity; light and and easy to drink. Enough acid to allow it to age well, but drinkable now. No unpleasant flavors but also nothing to make it stand out. Good enough to drink, but not good enough to motivate me to buy more like the 677 Pinot, which was also light, but loaded with flavor.
Served with light snacks (cheeses, crackers, chips and light dip). Was good, more fruit than some, but likeable
Might be our least favorite CH pinot to date. Light and earthy--less fruity then to our taste.
This one blew me away with its fruit forwardness, which was unlike most of the Pinots I have ever had. It had enough acidity to keep the fruitiness from over balancing the tasting experience. Drank it with some smoked bacon-wrapped banana peppers and it worked nicely. Overall, I really liked it and plan on ordering some more. Looking forward to serving it to guests who are Pinot fanatics to gauge their reactions!
These pinots are quite delicious to sip during a quiet evening or with any food of one’s choice.
Light and Fruity
Had this Pinot last night and it was enjoyable. It is lighter than some of the other CH Pinots' but has a fair amount of fruit and is well balanced.
Delicious & delicate
Sour cherry, raspberry, slight white pepper...light bodied. Absolutely delicious Pinot. Great value.
Bright and Juicy
This is a typical Cam. You can't touch it for this price off the shelf, but it won't knock your socks off. Bright and enjoyable spices. Super easy to drink. Good option to have on hand for guests. It fills out an order well.
Pours clear, light burgundy. Aroma is cranberry, some light cherry and tobacco notes....fruit forward, rather than earth. Somewhat thin, but bright fruit and acidity. More cranberry than cherry. It doesn't blow me away, but it is very solid...will buy more.
Great value and a good res