2008 Weber Russell Family Vineyard Pinot Noir
Weber Wine Company
Weber Wine Company focuses on producing top quality wines from family owned vineyards in California and Oregon. By paying attention to the details – thoughtful farming, careful handling of fruit, cellar sanitation, and monitoring of quality – they strive to produce interesting, enjoyable wines that capture the essence of each vineyard site.
Russell Family Vineyard
Located in an area known as the “Templeton Gap”, the Russell Family Vineyard provides two distinct growing sites in a single vineyard. The fruit is sourced from two blocks: clone 115 from a steep hillside and clone 777 from a swale at the base of the hill. These blocks historically ripen at significantly different rates and these two levels of ripeness add to the complexity of the wine.
This fruit driven wine exhibits a balanced, vibrant, acidic structure and beautiful maroon color, with aromas of fresh herbs, raspberries, and black cherries. The mid-palate is dominated by fruit leading to a long finish. Opens up with time, and bright acidity keeps this lively throughout. The wine’s balance and structure make it an ideal complement to veal or grilled wild King Salmon.
Barrel aging: 11 months
Barrel composition: 40% new French oak, 60% once used French oak.