2020 Charlie Clay, Russian River Valley
Russian River Valley
100% Calegari Vineyard
100% Pinot Noir
A little shy initially, this unfiltered wine opens up to alluring aromas of cherry cola, with crushed pomegranate seed, dried black tea and hints of orange peel zest dusted with shaved cocoa, lilac petal and sweet forest. The freshness on the entry reveals flavors of candied red fruits and oolong tea leaf, swiftly counterbalanced by an intriguing umami element that lingers on the finish.
The 2020 growing reason provided only half our average annual rainfall, but the resulting fruit we harvested from the esteemed Calegari Vineyard produced the full beauty and complex character we expect to create our classic and revered Russian River Pinot Noir.
This wine is just starting to show its layers of detail and will drink best over the next 5-8 years.