2015 Mueller Pinot Noir, "Eastside", Russian River Valley


Bob’s Notes:

2015 Mueller Pinot Noir  “Eastside”, Russian River Valley  

“Eastside” is a special homage to our wonderful winegrowers, the Ledbetter family.  We are celebrating this relationship that has taken us through over twenty vintages together. We appreciate their professionalism and friendship that has been an integral component in the creation of our fine wines from the heart of the Russian River Valley.

Our 2015 “Eastside” Pinot Noir is a specific blend of several vineyards on Eastside Road in the Russian River Valley. Using the Swiss “Wadenswil” clone  (also known as clone 2A in California) along with clones 777 and 115 from vineyards close to the Russian River, with major fog influence, a wine with cool climate influence is produced.  Each clone plays a different part in the blend, with 2A giving the high-toned red fruit, 777 adds the darker fruit and 115 adds a trace of earthiness.

Pouring the wine, the aromas of raspberry and rose petal arise from the glass along with blueberry and plum contributions from the 777 clone.  “Eastside” is a refreshing and soft wine, ready for drinking now or aging for additional complexity.