' Talisman Wine - 2017GunsalusVineyardPinotNoir

2017 Gunsalus Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Black cherry, macerated stawberris, cinnamon & sarsaparilla. Soft & lush.
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$75.00 per Bottle


The bouquet has an oyster shell like minerality, with black cherry, macerated strawberries, and an accent of cinnamon and sarsaparilla, quite enticing… The palate is flirty and energetic, soft and lush. Hints of sour cherry, cedar and a whisper of black pepper, lead to a long, silky, smooth 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.

Vineyard Notes

10 acres in the heart of Russian River, planted in 2001. Goldridge soil.

Production Notes

Extended maceration post fermentation for structure and texture.
Vintage 2017
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Russian River Valley
Harvest Date September 6th
Acid 5.7 g/L
PH 3.76
Aging 20 months in French Oak
Ageability 10 years
Fermentation Native yeast
Alcohol % 14.8
Size 750 ml