2017 Mueller Pinot Noir, "Eastside", RRV

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Coming Soon! 2018 vintage will be released in October/2020.

91 pts - Wine Spectator - October 2020 " Ripe and rich with chocolate mousse accents to the blackberry tart, dark cherry and plum pudding flavors. Cappuccino notes emerge on the cream-filled finish, which offers toffee hints. Drink now through 2024. - KM

Bob's Notes:

Eastside” is a special homage to our wonderful winegrowers, the Ledbetter family.  We are celebrating this relationship that has taken us through thirty 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 2017 “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 but with tremendous potential for aging to gain additional complexity.