' Talisman Wine - 2013GunsalusVineyardPinotNoir

2013 Gunsalus Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

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$95.00 per Bottle


When you’re a wine grape farmer, unremarkable weather can be a very good thing, and the 2013 growing season was pretty close to ideal. Wonderfully dry conditions and moderate temperatures throughout the season allowed us to pick when the flavors were just right. When harvest finally came around on September 7, the fruit was near perfect with beautiful tannins, great flavors, and moderate sugars. As is often the case, Gunsalus was our first pick of the year.

Tasting Notes

The nose of this wine is really quite pretty, with floral, perfumed notes, some spice, and dark, yet bright fruit. The texture is creamy, soft and round, accented by concentrated cherry and blackberry flavors. There is also a slight minerality reminiscent of oyster shell that we’ve not seen in previous vintages of Gunsalus. The tannins are seamless, super-fine and the finish is lovely and persistent. This wine is delicious!

Vineyard Notes

13 barrels / 314 cases made


92 points IWR, 91 points Pinotfile
Vintage 2013
Varietal Pinot Noir
Varietal Composition 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation Russian River Valley
Barrel Aging 19 months 50% New French Oak barrels
Size 750 ml