2009 Paul Mathew Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley

2009 Paul Mathew Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

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Vineyards

Our Russian River Vineyard blend consists of three different vineyards; TnT, Ruxton & Horseshoe Bend of which are all within a five mile area close too Occidental Rd. west of Sebastopol. The TNT vineyard clones 114, 115, 667 and 777 on Riparia Gloire rootstock with Goldridge soil. The Ruxton Vineyard at the highest elevation above the fog lined is planted in Gold Ridge soil to Dijon Clones 667, 777, and 115. Horseshoe Bend Vineyard planted in 1996 in goldridge / Sebastopol series soil from Dijon clone 113 .

Winemaking

A blend of our 3 vineyards, the wine is our highest quality with such a great vintage. The qualities of each 3 vineyards show through making this wine complex and early appeal. Less new oak allows the wine to shine earlier than the vineyard designates. Wine was aged for 10 months in oak barrels and bottled in August of 2010.

Winemaker's Notes

This beautiful vintage shows ripe cherry and all berry fruit with great texture & length. The blend offers soft spice and floral notes with red & black berry fruits from each of the vineyards included.