Siduri Russian River Pinot Noir 2013, Sonoma, USA (750ml)



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| Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
| Type: Dry Red
| Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma
| Alc.: 14.9%
| Ratings: RP 88-90, JS 16.5

| 88-90 pts, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "More complete and interesting than the Sonoma County release, the 2013 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley has classic forest floor, sweet spice and subtle red fruits in its charming, elegant and balanced personality. It too should drink nicely for 3-4 years." (Oct 2014)

16.5/20 pts, Jancis Robinson: "Pale crimson with a blueish hue. Broad and subtle on the nose. Excellent balance of fruit and acidity with accessibility and well managed tannins. Vibrant finish. Absolutely nothing to do with burgundy but an attractive warm-climate Pinot with herbal notes and raspberry fruit." (Feb 2015) 

Winemaker's comment: Rich, red fruit profile that so well defines the Russian River. The nose is lifted and forward, with a slightly richer and rounder mid-palate than the 2012 release. Wine writer Antonio Galloni described it this way, “Silky, perfumed and fruit-forward, the 2013 captures the essence of the Russian River Valley in its exuberance and pure raciness. The silky, polished finish adds finesse. There is a lot to like here, including the price.”

More on vineyard and winemaking: The Siduri Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is one of our most consistent and highly-regarded wines. Each vintage, customers look to this wine to show true Russian River Valley character and provide fantastic value, In the 2013 vintage, we’ve blended together wines from several sub-appellations of the Russian River Valley, including the Upper-Reach, Middle-Reach, Green Valley, and the Santa Rosa Plain. Combining these areas helped us to produce what we thought was the most complex and fascinating 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir possible.

The 2013 vintage:  The second of two outstanding vintages in California. Both prodigious in quantity and superb in quality, these type of vintages come about only rarely, and hardly ever back-to-back. If anything, 2013 may prove to be slightly superior to 2012 as the average berry size was smaller, but there were simply more berries, given higher natural skin-to-juice ratios.  

2922 cases produced.

Total Acidity: 5.6gL, pH: 3.68. This wine is gluten-free vegan friendly. 

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