VOLUME 10, ISSUE 18
September 29, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Willamette Valley’s 50th Anniversary: A New Look at the Old Guard Pinot Briefs
Wind Racer Wines
A partnership between good friends Barbara Banke (Kendall-Jackson) and Peggy Furth (Chalk Hill) producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley and Anderson Valley.
The small production is highly allocated and sold through a mailing list.
Articles About Wind Racer Wines
2009 Wind Racer Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
14.7% alc., 246 cases, $50. Released fall 2012. Clones 667, 777 and Wädenswil. !00% de-stemmed, 70% whole berries, 5-day cold soak. Aged 15 months in 34% new French oak barrels. · Medium reddish-purple hue in the glass. A richly concentrated wine featuring aromas and flavors of black cherries and black raspberries with a hint of herbs and oak. Impressive finishing length. This wine will find fans looking for powerful fruit flavors. Very good. Reviewed June 23, 2013 ARTICLE »
2007 Wind Racer Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
14.7% alc., $49. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Highly perfumed with aromas of black cherries, strawberries and sandalwood. Flavors of cherry, strawberry and rhubarb pie with a hint of mocha and cola in the background which enhance the appeal. Very lovely fruit with a delicate, but persistent oak-tinged finish. Soft and silky in the mouth and quite charming. More Russian River Valley than Anderson Valley in character due to the degree of ripeness and flavor profile. Very good. Reviewed February 22, 2012 ARTICLE »
2007 Wind Racer Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., $49. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Pleasant, but demure, aromas of black cherries and subtle oak becoming more fruity over time in the glass. Medium weight flavor of cherry tart with supporting oak. The wine has a silky richness that Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is known for. The tannins are restrained, the whole package is nicely balanced and the wine is very drinkable now. Very good. Reviewed February 22, 2012 ARTICLE »
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