2006 Signature Pinot Noir * Russian River

The highly acclaimed neighborhood off Vine Hill Road in Russian River is home to the four-acre Darioush estate Pinot Noir vineyard. This vineyard locale yields keenly defined, well-balanced fruit. Defined by its striking ruby-red clarity and delicate floral fragrance, the 2006 Pinot Noir embodies the true essence of this classic varietal.

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Darioush Distinction

The highly acclaimed neighborhood off Vine Hill Road in Russian River is home to the four-acre Darioush estate Pinot Noir vineyard. This vineyard locale yields keenly defined, well-balanced fruit. A large portion of the berries were fermented as whole clusters, a Burgundian tradition, to reveal a finished wine with great character, complexity and poise.

Tasting Notes

Defined by its striking ruby-red clarity and delicate floral fragrance, the 2006 Pinot Noir embodies the true essence of this classic varietal. An enticing perfume of orange peel, strawberry and lavender unlocks integrated flavors of ripe raspberry, red currant and earthy forest floor on the mid-palate. A smooth, seductive finish offers enticing nuances of English rose petal, cinnamon stick and clove.

Composition   100% Pinot Noir
Appellation     Darioush Estate Vineyards in Russian River
Cooperage      Aged 15 months in new François Frères French oak barrels from Troncais
Winemaker     Steve Devitt
Production      894 cases
Release Price  $48.00

Vinification

• Meticulous attention to detail and minimal handling
• Hand-harvested into small 28 lb baskets
• Whole berries were hand-sorted and pressed with 15 % whole clusters
• Fermented in open top tanks; Malolactic fermentation completed in barrel
• Aged 15 months new François Frères burgundy cooperage – medium & medium plus toast
• Barrel lots racked prior to bottling
• Unfined and unfiltered

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