2020 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% Pinot Noir
This classically styled expression of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is both elegant and alluring, with silky tannins, seamlessly integrated French oak, lush red fruit flavors of Bing cherry and raspberry, and a subtle underlying tension that carries the wine to a long, fresh finish.
While the 2020 North Coast growing season began with a mild winter and less than average rainfall, there was enough precipitation to provide ample soil moisture. After an early and ideal budbreak, temperate weather throughout spring and summer produced balanced canopies and steady shoot growth, with relatively small berries. Mid-August brought a week of temperatures over 100º F, providing a final push towards optimal ripeness for our Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and select Pinot Noir vineyards. While late-season wildfires in Northern California brought logistical challenges, we were able to successfully pick our North Coast vineyards during a very busy, truncated harvest, resulting in beautifully pure and aromatic white wines, and lush, spicy and concentrated reds.
Russian River Valley
Running Creek Vineyard
0.60 g/100 ml
Aged 10 months in 100% French oak 38% new, 62% neutral
10-14 days fermentation at 85°F