This Pinot Noir has rich aromas of raspberry jam and brandy-macerated cherries. Its luxurious density and beautiful structure are hallmarks of the 2013 vintage. Round flavors and balanced tannins finish with nuances of vanilla and star anise. Classic pairings like pan-seared duck breast with a cherry reduction work very well, along with many meaty or smoky dishes. Even baked fish topped with herbs and Provencal-inspired tomato and garlic sauce.
|Picket Fence wines grew out of a desire to create handcrafted wines that reflect the awe-inspiring appeal of Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. This spectacular region is a place of unparalleled beauty with unique growing conditions and vineyards. It is the coolest appellation in Sonoma County with diverse soils and microclimates owing to its tumultuous geological history.
In the summer evenings a thick fog pours into the valley, sometimes dropping the temperature 40 degrees; then steadily retreats to the nearby coast by mid-morning leaving sunlit days. These specific climate conditions allow the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly having long hang time on the vine which allows full, rich flavors to develop. These make for some of the best conditions recognized for growing world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. When we decided to make a wine together, we embraced the Russian River Valley as our winemaking home.
Expertly grown and harvested, our grapes are a true expression of the soil and climate that specifically defines Russian River Valley. Created in small lots, Picket Fence Chardonnay and Pinot Noir celebrate our passion for the Russian River Valley and our sentiment that wine is a way of bringing family and friends together.