2019 Heintz Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
Charlie Heintz is the third generation of his family to farm this 50-acre vineyard. Near Occidental in one of the cooler sections of the Russian River Valley AVA on an exposed ridge, the growing season is longer intensifying the fruit flavors and adding to the depth, richness, and tension in the wine.
A very pretty and polished light ruby color which fades to a clear rim. The nose is delicate and perfumed with notes of baking spices on top of cranberry, strawberry and red apple skin. On the palate the non-fruit flavors dominate with cinnamon, nutmeg and Chinese 5 spice. Overall, the wine is layered and more reminiscent of pinot from the cote de nuits than Russian River Valley. Delicate and contemplative up front, but with power that comes through on the finish that begs for robust fall and winter dishes
100% Pinot Noir