Joseph Swan Vineyards Cuvee de Trois Pinot Noir 2016
VINTAGE : 2016
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : Alexander Valley/Russian River, California
VARIETALS : Pinot Noir
Wonderful, old world inspired Pinot from Joseph Swan Vineyards. Well structured and complex, this is a great representation of Pinot Noir made with minimal intervention. This small family producer creates the "Cuvee de Trois" out of select barrels from 7 elite single vineyards, including their Trenton estate. The combination of whole cluster inclusion (20%) and extended maceration (21 days) endows the palate with noticeable tannin and a slightly green vegetal bite. After a ten month maturation in French oak (16% new), the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Typical of the 2016 vintage for Russian River Valley Pinots Noirs, darker fruits with a bit more muscle. Seriously good juice.