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2013 Floodgate Pinot Noir Russina River Valley

Retail: $29.99

$24.99

per bottle

Rating
90 Pts Wine Enthusiast

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
13.0%

Closure Type
Screwtop

Vintage
2013

Varietal(s)
Pinot Noir


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom

Nose

barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato

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Wine Enthusiast:

"Tense with acidity and dense in firm tannins, this fun, affordable wine needs time to unwind after opening. Once aired, it shares notes of black tea, licorice and a twine of leather around thick, shy fruit, most notably cranberry."

Product Description:

"The Floodgate Vineyard is located right in the heart of the Russian River Valley’s most revered Pinot Noir sub-appellation known as the “Middle Reach.” It’s within this appellation where the region’s most prestigious vineyards call home, and where the most respected producers source their fruit.

The vineyard sits 500 feet above the Anderson Valley floor on the ridge top at the valley's far west end. A perfect southwest exposure causes the soil to warm quickly and brings a distinct and recognizable flavor to the grapes. The elevation and cooler climate means late ripening and harvesting. The vineyard was planted to six low-yield pinot noir clones to produce the most complex and intensely flavored Pinot Noir possible. Block 4 (planted in 1971) is one of the oldest known plantings of Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley. Though producing less than one ton per acre, winemaker Gary Farrell insisted the vineyard be preserved; not only for its historical significance, but the astounding wine quality produced from these old vines." -Winery

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