RRV Red Wines
Our Petite Sirah is grown in rocky soils at about 1,000 ft. elevation. The higher the elevation, the warmer it is during the day and the more stress is put on the vines. Stress is good in this case - the more stress, the more complex and concentrated flavors the wine exudes. This Petite Sirah completely expresses where it is grown with its amazing complexity and concentrated fruit. You will be greeted with wonderful flavors of dark berries and a hint of tobacco on the nose and a soft, yet powerful finish.
Enjoy this wine with a heartier dish, such as braised short ribs or a mushroom risotto.
Drink now or hold for another 5-10 years.
From the Balistreri Estate Vineyard, where our Winemaker's love affair with his craft began in his teenage years, comes this rich & complex Pinot Noir. Presenting dark, ripe fruit on the nose with subtle herbal notes, your first sip of this wine will convey its complexity. An overtone of smokiness accompanies the strong dark cherry and blackberry flavors to coat your palate, followed by hints of tea and spice. The tannin structure and exquisite acid balance of this wine gives it fantastic aging potential, so enjoy it right away or age for up to 10 years.
Barbera's naturally high acidity combine with its strong flavors create a bold & flavorful but beautifully balanced wine. The aromas from this wine will immediately convey its richness, with notes of concentrated blackberry preserves and hints of leather and violet. On the palate comes the flavor intensity of dark fruit to match the aromas, tempered by vanilla notes from the oak barrels and beautifully balanced by its acidity.
A hugely aromatic wine with notes of blueberry, blackberry, and spice. A smooth but strong, prevalent texture with elegant balance. Appian Way vineyard sits in an ideal growing location, with well-drained goldridge soil allowing roots to flourish, producing remarkably consistent high quality fruit. Drink it now or in 5 to 7 years. This Pinot Noir will have you at first sip, with its rich, bright fruit.
GOLD WINNER - TexSom Wine Competition
This beautiful wine is sourced directly from our Estate Vineyards, which is one of the coolest Merlot vineyards within the Russian River Valley, making it ideal for the style of Merlot we strive to make here at Russian River Vineyards.
From the Santa Rosa Plains neighborhood, a relatively warm region by Russian River Valley standards, comes this elegant and subtle Pinot Noir. The Bella Luna Vineyard is small (just one acre) and its vines are tightly spaced to encourage root propagation and generate rich, luscious fruit. The warmth induces earlier ripening, resulting in strong aromas of ripe, red fruit with a distinctive tartness. A slow-acting yeast is employed to extend fermentation and extract the essential characteristics of the grape. The outcome is a complex and layered wine with delicate flavors of chocolate and hints of spice that complement its bright acidity and well-rounded fruit.
Blend of 76% Merlot, 8% Charbono, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Petite Sirah
A sumptuous combination of rich dark fruit aged in new oak barrels give this wine a unique quality. Complex aromas include apple, fig, blueberry, raspberry, rhubarb and cigar. Flavors of chocolate raspberry torte, tobacco are accompanied by savory notes to round it out. A successor to the multiple award-wining 2016 vintage, this is sure to be a must-have for Pinot Noir fans
This beautiful Syrah shows off aromas of sweet tobacco and forest berries, roasted figs on the palate with a toasted silky smooth finish.
The Bella Luna Vineyard is only 1 acre in size and was planted in 2000. In 2003, our first Pinot Noir from this vineyard won a gold medal in the San Francisco Wine Competition.