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.
Great wine but the Oregon is better.
Ususally Better from RRV
I've yet to have a "bad" wine from CH (except for one bottle I left in the sun by accident), but this was a bit dry and... dark? for me. I don't know how to capture it, but I'll look elsewhere for the next one. Not my favorite deal at $18.
nice but !
Nice wine . enjoyed it very much it was easy to drink but a little light for our tastes
Easy to drink
Tasty. Goes well with beef and pork. Nice finish.
May be to light
Not one of my favorite Pinot's , maybe I need to stick to Oregon; but still a good value.
I enjoyed this pinot. It is light and easy to drink. It goes well with pork and chicken dishes.
I’ve been a CH member for several years and have experienced only a very few disappointments but this # 673 Sonoma Pino is just plain bad. 6 bottles at Thanksgiving dinner didn’t win any praise with mostly “very weak “ “bitter finish” comments.
"Taste Like Grapes"
Educating my son on great wine can be difficult, especially when he starts off with "taste like grapes". This wine is not like a rich cab, but it is very drinkable, pairing well with a nice seasoned pork roast. I found it to have lots of small berry fruit taste, strawberries and maybe some blueberries.
The 696 Oregon Pinot was better
I’m a big fan of Russian River Valley Pinot but this was a bit disappointing. Light in color, thin, flavors of strawberry, red cherry and raspberry, I almost thought I was drinking an Oregon Pinot. Would not order again.
Perfect with fish, pork, & Frittata...
Lots of light fruit. It's a perfect brunch wine that you can drink way into the afternoon. Vin de soif.