Lucas J. Russian River Pinot Noir 3-Pack

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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.

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Features

2008 Lucas J. Pinot Noir, Jasper Family Vineyard, Russian River Valley 750ml 3-Pack
 
Nose:  Primary grape and fruit punch with big power, bright raspberry and cherry undertones, like the Kool Aid guy busting through your wall; Lavender, little bit of oak and orange blossom – the nose is broad and loud just really big primary fruit characters screaming out of the glass
 
Palate: fresh raspberry and cherry cobbler, medium toasted oak, big acidity, long, delicate finish with nicely softened tannins, briary and a bit wild feeling, but overall a pretty subtle wine, like a wild boar wearing a monocle drinking tea (probably)
 
This wine is leaner on the palate than on the nose and opens a lot over time with a round, clean mouth feel.  It will cellar for at least 8-10 years.
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Specs

Winery Retail Price: $87.00
Average Shipping:  $18.00
Woot Shipping:  (-$7.00)
Total MSRP:   $98.00
 
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: 100% Jasper Family Vineyard, 100% Russian River Valley, Clones: 115, 113, 667
Fermented dry, unfined and unfiltered
40% new French, 20% 1 year French, remainder neutral French. Blend of Bertranges, Nevers, Allier and Center forest wood, M and M+ toast, Allier was 3 year wood.
Approximately 10% whole cluster fermentation.
Inoculated with AMH, RC 212, BGY, W-S yeast in multiple open top fermenters.
Alcohol: 13.8%
pH: 3.4

Winery Details

Meeker Vineyard

Founded:
1984
Owner:
Charlie, Molly Meeker and Family
Location:
Geyersville, CA
 
Charles and Molly Meeker bought their first vineyard in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley in 1977, and thereafter, in 1984, established their winery -- The Meeker Vineyard -- with Charlie as the winemaker. In its early years, the winery specialized in Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay.
 
The Meeker Vineyard tasting room is currently located in the 105-year-old Geyserville Bank building in the farm town of Geyserville, about six miles north of Healdsburg between Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. In 2001, the Meeker tasting room was cited by The Wall Street Journal as one of the most enjoyable wine tasting experiences in all of Napa and Sonoma Counties.

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