Russian River Valley Pinot Noir shows a classic Pinot nose of forest floor and ripe raspberry immediately upon pulling the cork. As it opens up, a cola note and aromas blue and black fruits add to the expressive nose. On the palate, the wine’s firm acidity anchors flavors of ripe raspberry, cranberry and strawberry, which are accompanied by a gravelly minerality. The wine has a richness and meatiness that melds seamlessly with the ripe berry component.
-Arista Winery was founded by the McWilliams family in 2002 with a mission to create the most elegant expressions of Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The winery is committed to sustainable farming practices of its estate vineyards and works closely with local growers who share their dedication to sustainability in their own vineyards. Today, winemaker Matt Courtney crafts small-lot, site-driven wines that authentically reflect the unique sites from which they come.