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Terlato Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2007Terlato Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2007
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Size: 750ml.


The Russian River Valley is uniquely suited to the challenging yet rewarding Pinot Noir grape. The cool climate and evening fog allow for an extended growing season and the opportunity for Pinot Noir to reach its full flavor potential. This Pinot Noir is Burgundian in style with an elusive aroma of violets, raspberries and strawberries and a light, nicely acidic balance.

Color

Delicate jewel tones of medium ruby.

Aroma

Red fruits (raspberries and strawberries) with hints of violets and spice.

Taste

Lighter in style, the wine’s acidity frames it nicely and will pair well with pork, chicken and other white meats. Well-integrated tannins lead to a long, silky smooth finish.

Grape Variety/Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Alcohol Level: 13.8%

Length/Type of Fermentation: 12 days average primary fermentation with hand punch downs several times per day. Malolactic fermentation was performed in barrels, and the wine was aged on its lees until racked for bottling.

Length/Type of Aging: 10 months in 100% French Oak, 40% new. The barrels are specially created in Burgundy for the Pinot Noir grape and are slightly toasted.