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Mossback Pinot Noir Russian River 750ml 2012
Sku: 12715
Mossback Pinot Noir is a blend of Russian River Valley fruit from growers that Winemaker Dan Cederquist has worked with for many years. This could be called Danís Farmerís Market blend; the best g ...more
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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Sonoma County
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Still wine
Reg. $19.99
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This is a classic Russian River Pinot Noir with complex aromas of earth and fruit. Bright flavors of cranberry and black cherry combine with porcini mushroom and cream cola. The firm grip of tannins lends a brooding rustic note to the wine.

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Mossback Pinot Noir is a blend of Russian River Valley fruit from growers that Winemaker Dan Cederquist has worked with for many years. This could be called Danís Farmerís Market blend; the best grapes purchased from the best farmers from Danís many years of winemaking experience in the Russian River.
Wine maker notes
The grapes were hand harvested in 1/2 ton bins. Part of the lots were destemmed into small fermenters where the must was chilled to 45 į F for 72 hours for its ďcold soakĒ to enhance the pretty berry and cherry aromas. The tanks were allowed to warm naturally and slowly to activate native fermentation. Once started, the tanks were pumped over several times a day to extract all the richness from the juice without any bitter or astringent qualities. The remaining lots were destemmed into small open top fermenters and punched down daily, by hand, to extract deep color and flavors from the grapes. Both lots were pressed off at dryness and then aged in French oak barrels for nine months. The final blend contains a small percentage of petit verdot to enhance richness and structure.

Technical notes
(95% Pinot Noir/5% Petit Verdot). Pinot Noir sourced from the Russian River Valley adds bright red fruit, spice and balanced acidity while estate Petit Verdot lends depth and concentration. The handharvested fruit was destemmed, fermented in small open-top fermentors and pumped over several times per day for richness and mouthfeel.

Other text
RUSTIC MOSSBACK Mossback is an old fashioned term for farmer. The Giguiere family has a long history of farming, and for the Mossback brand we have sought fruit from some of the most renowned farmers in the Russian River Valley. The name also conjures up images of the mossy rocks, tree trunks and end posts that are so prevalent in the cool Russian River Valley. About the Appellation This brand consists of a Russian River Valley Chardonnay, a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Chalk Hill appellation.

Food pairing
This is the perfect wine to sip while stirring a rich and creamy mushroom risotto.


 
 

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