2017 Amici Reserve Russian River Valley Pinot Noir


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Winemaking Notes

Made from grapes of premier vineyards in Russian River Valley, the Amici Cellars Reserve Pinot Noir showcases the classic Russian River characteristics of heady aromas, vibrant cherry fruit flavors and delicate tannins. A true beauty of a wine, it is delicious on release but will age well for 5-7 years.

A wine that exemplifies the Russian River Valley Pinot Noir style with black cherry, pomegranate, rhubarb and cranberry notes with hints of leather. Flavors of black tea and cinnamon add complexity through the palate, where a dense, velvety texture is balanced nicely with crisp fruit-driven freshness.

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Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
100% Pinot Noir
Fermentation & Aging
100% Stainless Steel fermentation with 25% whole cluster; aged 11 months in 100% French Oak (40% New)



Wine Advocate

“Aged 11 months in 40% new French oak, the 2017 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Reserve (already bottled) is medium to deep ruby-purple colored, with redcurrants, cranberry jelly, pomegranate and black raspberries notes with touches of cardamom and menthol plus a waft of forest floor. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with a firm, tight-knit frame of fine-grained tannins, finishing long and refreshing.”


James Suckling

“Aromas of ripe strawberries, spice and light, toasted oak. Some rose-petal and leaf character. Medium-to full-bodied, tight and chewy with a linear and compact palate. Very pretty. Drink or hold.”


Jeb Dunnuck

“The 2017 Pinot Noir Reserve offers a ruby color as well as a rich bouquet of black raspberries, mulled cherries, forest floor, spice, and chocolate. It’s a rich, rounded, broad effort that has loads of fruit and character. This cuvĂ©e comes from multiple sites in the Russian River Valley and spent 11 months in 40% new French oak.”


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