April 2022 Library Wines Preview
If you’re a fan of our wines but haven’t had some of our older vintages, this is a wonderful opportunity to see how our naturally-produced Russian River Valley wines are aging.
If you are a long-time collector and already have these on hand – or remember having them when they were released – perhaps you’d like to add a few more of these specific wines to your collection since we can confirm they are superb.
2006 RRV Pinot Gris
This is a fantastic wine that is still really lively and youthful! This is light and playful on the nose opening up to a nicely rich character with floral perfume. The palate is juicy yet rich with wonderful stone fruit, melon, citrus and a seductive spice complexity.
Bottles remaining: 66
2006 Thorne Ridge Ranch Pinot Noir
The nose on this wine is intense and really seductive. The wine shows a smokey forest floor and garrigue up front, there are beautiful purple flowers and bramble berries and black cherry. This wine still holds a lot of structure, with remarkable tannins for its age, perfect to drink now and enjoy with food like a dish centered around some game meat.
Bottles remaining: 97
2007 OGV Pinot Noir
On the nose this has a savory and earthy atmosphere with hints of dried roses, but the star is showcasing this brilliant bright red cherry with a gravelly minerality. On the palate the wine still feels remarkably youthful showing juicy bright red cherry, great fruit intensity and echoing the gravelly earthiness. The wine has a fully integrated tannin and oak profile and is deliciously balanced and elegant. Tasting blind Simon wondered if it was a Burgundy.
Bottles remaining: 47
2012 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
This is a powerful, intense and complex chardonnay. The nose and the palate really echo each other showing the developed notes of savory hazelnuts, dried apple, creme brulee, and poached pear with a sweet tart preserved lemon character that lends this chardonnay begging to be paired with food like a wonderful asparagus and spring garlic risotto.
Bottles remaining: 55