An effusive cherry bouquet with hints of gardenia, white pepper, dried orange peel, boysenberry and tiny valentine hearts with a slate-like minerality is a fascinating introduction to this Russian River beauty. On the palate we find flavors of cherry cobbler, blackberry, lavender, licorice, sweet tobacco, spice and a briary rocky accent. This wine is sultry, luscious and velvety with a really yummy juicy finish.
Pamela and Glen Gunsalus (“gun-say-lus”) are always in their vineyard, located on a west-facing slope near Green Valley in the Russian River Valley. These two former researchers have great intuition backed up by scientific rigor and it shows in the quality of their grapes. The Gunsalus vineyard is meticulously cared and sits on well-drained Sebastopol loam and Goldridge sandy loam soils, and produces extremely charismatic wines.
|Varietal Composition||100% Pinot Noir|
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
|Barrel Aging||19 Months 50% new French oak|