Peirson Meyer Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2015
Bright fruit aromas of cranberry, pomegranate, and wild ripe berries blend beautifully with a palate that hints of sweet spice, a flinty minerality, and a distinctive fresh earth quality. Open and expressive in its youth, the 2015 will expand and age beautifully for years to comeThe 2013 Pinot Noir from Russian River is a blend from two vineyards that both lie at approximately 700 feet above sea level, near Occidental. Both are planted in Goldridge soils. The vines are trained on a vertical trellis system (VSP) on north eastern facing slopes that offer protection from the hot summer afternoon sun.
VM 93: The Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is a gorgeous, luscious wine that captures the allure of the vintage. Sweet red cherry, plum, cola and spice nuances are front and center. Succulent and racy, but also light on its feet, the 2015 has so much to offer. As is so often the case, Robbie Meyer and Alan Peirson make wines that are sumptuous but not overly heavy. The Russian River Pinot is a winner.
RP 90: Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley simply sings of vibrant black cherry and black raspberry aromas with hints of dried lavender, tilled black soil and red roses plus a waft of dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with expressive perfumed black cherries, framed by grainy tannins, finishing long with an herbal lift coming through.