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The Crinella Estate Vineyard is located in Forestville in the Green Valley appellation. 30 acres of Pinot Noir have been planted to multiple heritage and Dijon clones by the Crinella family beginning in 1999. The vineyard manager is Jim Pratt.
The Crinella family intended initially only to be growers but by 2006 had released their first Estate Pinot Noir. The wine is sold on the website.
2007 Crinella Vineyards Estate Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., $40. Winemaker is Rod Berglund of Joseph Swan Vineyards. · Moderately light in color. Aromas of dark cherries, raisins, sawdust and oak. Ripe, slightly roasted red fruit flavors that are on the lighter side enrobed by healthy tannins. Soft and clean but flavors don’t excite. Decent. Reviewed June 8, 2010 ARTICLE »