2019 Weather Chenoweth Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Weather’s second small-batch selection from Chenoweth Vineyard, a renowned site tucked amid the rolling coastal forests of the Russian River Valley. The nose is flush with cherry blossom, rhubarb pie, sarsaparilla and black tea. Flavors of cherry cola, black raspberry, holiday cranberry and clove envelop the palate with undercurrents of sleek minerality. Broadly textured with an energetic core, finishing with feathery tannins that promise staying power for several years to come. Classic Russian River Valley pinot noir structure and expression.
Vintage Notes: Abundant rains and flooding marked the dormant winter season in Russian River Valley, replenishing the soils and groundwater basin. Flowering was delayed after a mild spring season and late May rains. Veraison began in late July, followed by sunny August weather that provided for full ripening and brilliant varietal flavors.