2017 Annabella Pinot Noir Russian River
Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
The 2017 Annabella Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a deep, clear ruby red in the glass. Aromas evolve quickly, with orange peel, cranberry, rose petal, and a subtle ripe boysenberry note. In the mouth, the wine is rich and perfumed, with ripe strawberries and rose mingling with a lovely soft, broad texture. A complex spiciness reminiscent of sarsaparilla is gently framed by French oak.Enjoy this gorgeous wine with a whole oven-roasted chicken, skin well-salted and crisped, served with sautéed wild mushrooms.
Named to honor Michael Pozzan’s venerable grandmother, Annabella wines are hand sourced from select vineyards throughout the Sonoma and Napa valleys. Whether cabernet sauvignon, merlot or chardonnay, these wines are a toast to a spirited woman of remarkable grace. We remember her love of cooking for family and friends and we celebrate it to this day. Annabella wines represent a wonderful combination of quality and value.
“A Pinot Noir that is true to its character. Fruit forward and delicate as it is not manipulated by other varietals. The Russian River Valley is known to produce some of the best Pinot Noir grapes in the country.
ABOUT RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
Located in California’s Sonoma Valley, the Russian River Valley Wine Region was granted American Viticultural Area status in 1983. Moderate in climate, the region experiences a cooling fog that rolls in from the Pacific Ocean typically at night. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay excel in the region, with the cooler temperatures helping to shape the precise acidity and the region’s sandy loam soils creating palate richness. Aromatically, the Pinot Noirs typically yield notes of wild strawberry, black cherry, smoke and earth, while the Chardonnays are fragrant with green apple, nectarine and Meyer lemon.