The Russian River Valley in California is famous for producing high-quality grapes of Burgundian
ancestry, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The finest Pinot Noir grapes thrive in sunny conditions with
a long growing season and cooler temperatures. Each evening in the Russian River Valley, a cool
fog rolls in from the Pacific, lowering the temperatures by as much as 35 degrees. This downward
temperature change has a positive impact on the quality of Pinot Noir by slowing the ripening process,
allowing for thick grape skins to develop. As the skins become thicker, deeper and darker, the flavors
consequently increase in vibrancy and intensity. The development of these thick skins protects
the fruit from the blaring rays of the sun. The thick skins also prevent the fruit from developing
undesirable cooked or baked characteristics. The extreme weather conditions of the Russian River
Valley allow this region to be considered one of the most celebrated in the world for the production
of Pinot Noir.
The Kirkland Signature Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
blossoms with garnet burgundy shades and bright aromatic
notes of red and black cherry, and mocha-chocolate.
The tannins are fully developed and supported by toasty
French oak. This Pinot Noir has bright, ripe and lifting high
acidity with rich, warm alcohol derived from the ripest fruit.
The end combination is flawlessly composed and will continue
to evolve and mature in the bottle. Drink through 2015.
Russian River Valley
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol Content 13.9%
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