2018 Zanon Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
Five separate Pinot Noir vineyards contributed to this wine from the famed and beautiful Russian River Valley AVA. Cool evening fog from the nearby Pacific Ocean help to develop full flavors and preserve its vibrancy, natural acidity, and pureness.
Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Aging: 9 months in French Oak, 25% new
The 2018 growing season saw much rain early but then summer was blessed with warm weather and mild temperatures allowing the grapes to reach full ripeness with balanced acids. Harvest began mid-September. The grapes exhibited exceptional aromatics and medium tannins. Open top fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks with daily pump overs to extract color and flavor from the skins.
Zanon Pinot Noir is a classic example of an elegant wine made from the cooler-climate region of the famed Russian River Valley. The wine exudes typical vibrant black cherry aromas along with a dash of allspice in an elegant fashion. A silky layered texture is framed by lovely acidity and lower tannic structure. Enjoy this wine in its youth.