Small Vines Estate Cuvée Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Save $23.02 (35%)

SKU 112365


The 2013 vintage was glorious as far as weather is concerned. A major factor shaping this wine from this vintage was the rain cycle. We had little to no rain after January, which resulted in berries and clusters that were smaller and more concentrated than the 2012 vintage. Even though we had a great fruit set, the vines did not size the fruit up as much because the soils were becoming water deprived. The resulting wines were concentrated and balanced with great structure and acidity- an exceptionally high quality year resulting in a worthy aging vintage.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Small Vines
Alcohol/vol 13.6%
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Wine EnthusiastAromas and flavors of sandalwood and grenadine layer around this velvety, seductive wine. It offers black tea, truffle and forest floor, the body sinewy and complex. Savory in cinnamon and clove on the finish, it needs more time to open; decant or cellar through 2021.

Virginie Boone, February 1, 2016