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Vineyard: O'Connell

OwnerO'Connell Family
AppellationRussian River Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

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Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 TR Elliott Queste Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 410 cases, $44. Released May 2014. 8 barrels of Hallberg Vineyard clone 115 and 9 barrels of O’Connell Vineyard Pommard clone. Goldridge sandy loam soils. 20% whole cluster, native yeast fermentation. Aged 11 months in 34% new French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. Fresh aromas of strawberry, cherry, rose petal and spicy oak. Very nicely composed, with appealing flavors of Bing cherry syrup, cola and baking spices. A cherry-driven wine with balanced tannins and deft oak compliment. Highly enjoyable now, but has the balance for long term enjoyment. Score: 91. Reviewed November 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 TR Elliott Burgonet Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 200 cases, $46. Released October 2014. 8 barrels of 2-acre O’Connell Vineyard. Goldridge sandy loam soils. 100% Pommard clone. 20% whole cluster. Native yeast fermentation. Aged 11 months in 20% new and 38% once-used French oak barrels. Unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Enchanting nose with an array of scents including black cherry, black raspberry, sweet spice and potpourri. Well-endowed with flavorful and vivid fruits including dark red cherries, blueberries and pomegranate. The mid palate attack is attention grabbing and the finish is generous. This wine aims to please now, but will drink nicely for several years. Score: 91. Reviewed November 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »