RRV Red Wines
Such a beautiful vineyard lying on the South Eastern side of the Russian River Valley. Heavy clay soils give this wine such great minerality and a velvety texture. Full sun exposure allows for wonderful ripe fruit characteristics. Drink now or hold for 5-7 years.
Austin Vineyards was planted by winemaker Anthony Austin in 2005 to an array Dijon Clones of Pinot Noir, 114, 115, 777 & 828. Settled on a hill top in the small town of Occidental in a warm banana belt these grapes are exposed to an ideal climate for growing the most concentrated wine grapes.
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.
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.
Floral aromatics followed by delicate tannins with toasted vanilla beans, almonds and amaretto, this wine is a wonderful way to start a night or dinner party.
This wine is fun and playful, yet big, bold and jammy with deep plum and chocolate undertones. 100% Sack Vineyard Zinfandel, it has a classic Russian River Valley expression and is perfect for your next barbecue! 10% of all proceeds are donated to various Sonoma County Animal Rescues.
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.
Dry farmed, certified Organic. This wine is from our Estate Vineyards in the heart of the acclaimed Russian River Valley. Possibly the coolest merlot vineyard in the appellation, making it just about perfect for the style of Merlot RRV strives for. The warm summer afternoons give us grapes full of fruit character and soft tannins, while the cool evenings and cold mornings preserve the fruit’s natural acidity, and temper the sugar levels, enabling us to produce a wine which is both full in flavor and yet lower in alcohol.
This Pinot has layer upon layer of fruit and hints of chocolate balanced by luscious tannins. Enjoy this beautifully rich and full-bodied Pinot now and pair with a hearty meal or age for another 7-10 years!