2013 Wait Cellars Devoto Garden Vineyard Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 350 cases, $33. Release in fall 2015. This site is on a windy ridge west of Sebastopol, renowned for its cool temperatures and fog, and well-drained Goldridge soil. Harvest Brix 22º-23º. Clones “828,” 667 and 115. 25% whole cluster. Wild yeast fermentation. Aged 10 months on primary lees in 20% new French and Hungarian oak barrels, with lees stirring throughout the winter. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light crimson color in the glass. Lovely aromas of strawberry, raspberry, clove and sage. The flavors echo the nose, in an elegant style that is also crisp, with mild tannins and impeccable balance. This light and bright wine reflects its Green Valley origins and would be a perfect partner at the dinner table. Score: 91. Reviewed August 18, 2015

Winery: Wait Cellars
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