2018 Migration Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Running Creek Vineyard
Highlighting lush, layered flavors, bright acidity and impeccably balanced French oak, Migration is dedicated to crafting wines from the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions. This dedication led us to establish our estate vineyard in the heart of the legendary Russian River Valley. This wine is a selection of the best blocks and barrels of wine from this exceptional site. Though rich and supple, with alluring flavors of blackberry and Bing cherry, it is also a beautifully complex, terroir-driven wine.
Varietal Composition: 100% Estate Pinot Noir; Oak profile: 100% French oak 35% new
Beautifully complex and aromatic, this wine displays a medley of raspberry, blackberry and plum flavors, as well as deeper notes of wild mushrooms and earthy forest floor. Beautifully integrated French oak lifts the palate, with supple fine-grained tannins framing the lush fruit and carrying the wine to an impeccably balanced berry and spice finish.
On the Sonoma Coast, 2018 was a stellar vintage that started with a cool winter, followed by a relatively temperate summer that allowed for lovely hangtime and a longer growing season. The length of the season ensured that the grapes developed ideal tannins and flavors. While much-needed winter rains helped to spur a generous crop, our rigorous thinning practices resulted in excellent vine balance and wonderful concentration in the grapes. As a result, both our Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays offer compelling weight and texture, with pure flavors and lovely poise and energy.
Russian River Valley
Running Creek Vineyard
Aged 10 months
5 day cold soak, small batch open top fermentations, 3-6 ton fermentations, daily punch downs