Lucas J. Russian River Pinot Noir (3)

by wootbot

Red Flows The Russian, Oh

Onward for Mother Russia(n River)!

Russian wine production is concentrated in the North Caucasus region, where the sunny, continental climate of regions like Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkaria is ideal for cultivating the popular Rkatsiteli grape.

OK, you learned something today. And now here's another thing: the Lucas J. Russian River Pinot Noir, which has nothing to do with Russia, is a loud, untamed red that blasts fruity and herbal flavors all over your face - then shows off its subtler side with unexpected soft tannins and a delicate finish.

There's no reason for us to mention that there's evidence of wine production in Russia's Caspian and Black Sea regions going back to the time of the Ancient Greeks, since this wine is not Russian in any way, shape, or form. But we just did it anyway. Unpredictable and sophisticated: that's us, and that's the Lucas J. Russian River Pinot Noir.