2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2017 Winemaker's Challenge
2017 Critics Challenge
Virginia Dare Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is an inviting Pinot Noir that is uniquely expressive of its vintage, variety, and locale in the ideal microclimate of the Russian River Valley. Exotic notes of sandalwood set the scene for soft tones of red and black cherry, red plum, and blueberry, expressing a hint of floral violet and culminating in a concentrated, roasted finish. The 2015 vintage carries a round, oaky structure with elegant tannins, lingering on the palate with silky warmth and just enough juiciness. The 2015 Virginia Dare Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a classic, elegant Pinot that lives up to the legend for which it is named.
100% Pinot Noir
10 months in French oak