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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- Pinot Noir
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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.
I found this wine to be a perfect combination of sugar/tannin/acid/alcohol. Beautiful nose, smooth but nuanced on the pallet and a lingering finish. Easy to drink . Great value for the money
Great length and finish. Paired great with grilled chicken per the notes.
This wine hit me with an aroma that’s perfectly balanced. I can’t pick out individual scents, everything blends into an aroma that gives me a perception of warmth. I would reorder!
Finesse from RRV Pinot
Very pale shade of red and completely see through- expected for Pinot. The nose is really bright with strawberry, rhubarb and red currants. The palate is full of red fruits- currants, strawberry, watermelon. There’s a lovely mouthfeel that envelops the gums with rich red berry compote, not much tannins and a hint of acidity. There are times for finesse and this winery is hitting all cylinders. The midpalate shows off more red, think cherry cola and currants. The finish is a short lived affair of much the same. A nice closing in my opinion. Drink till 2026 with lighter fare, I’m doing sous vide chicken with wild rice and broccoli. 90 points and 4 stars for this $18 bottle.
No a great Pinot
Maybe I’ve been spoiled by some of the great CH cabs, but this Pinot wasn’t great at all.
Very nice Pinot. Not my absolute favorite from CH, but good to stock the wine cabinet- guests won't be disappointed.
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.