2021 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.
This lovely Pinot Noir leaps from the glass with enticing aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry, plum and sweet baking spices. On the palate, the lush fruit flavors are framed by bright, balanced acidity and supple, well-structured tannins that draw the wine to a long, curvaceous finish with hints of red berries, caramel and spice.
With just 50% of our average rainfall to start the season we took proactive measures in our vineyards, including early suckering and pruning, careful cover crop management and targeted irrigation to ensure healthy vines. Spring and summer brought mild-to-warm temperatures that allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly, resulting in early flavor development at lower Brix with high acidity. To achieve balanced acids with even more flavor development we waited patiently until September 1st to begin our Chardonnay harvest and completed our last Pinot Noir pick on October 2nd. The resulting wines offer ideal ripeness, supple textures and beautifully concentrated flavors.
Russian River Valley
Running Creek Vineyard
0.57 g/100 ml
Aged 10 months in 100% French oak 38% new, 62% neutral
All hand picked fruit, small lot open top fermentation, 4 days of cold soak, daily punch downs.