Fresh on the nose with fragrant aromas of cherry, red currant, and raspberry with a spice reminiscent of black tea and dried orange peel. The palate includes flavors of raspberry, blackberry, and chocolate-covered cherry. Great acidity and a subtle minerality reminiscent of wet river rock.
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Clones: 115, 667, 777
Harvest: September 4
Barrel Regime: 15 months in French oak (30% new)
Production: 348 hand crafted cases
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Gold Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition
In 2006 we created our first two barrels of Pinot Noir – about 50 cases of wine. The fruit came from the Bohemian Vineyard in Freestone just a few miles from Nevina’s Vineyard, the estate vineyard on Willow Creek Road that we purchased in 2011. Having discovered our love of wine – particularly Pinot Noir – together in the 1990s, our mission back then was to begin conducting a long-term study of how Pinot Noir expresses itself regionally throughout California, particularly in areas influenced by coastal climates. All these years later, it is still our mission. Though we’ve grown gradually over the years, we are still a relatively small operation – we now produce about 2,000 cases annually from as far south as Santa Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County all the way up to Yorkville Highlands in Mendocino county, and many places in between. In 2015 we purchased Graton Ridge Cellars and established another estate vineyard, Graton Ridge Vineyard. This began a new chapter for us by establishing a tasting room and moving all our operations to our new home just north of Sebastopol at the corner of Gravenstein Highway and Vine Hill Road.
People often ask us where the name Furthermore came from. We like to say that the name alludes to the never-ending dialog that we engage in as we explore the ethereal beauty and diversity of Pinot Noir, and how its expression in the glass is easily affected by the place where it is grown and the special circumstances of each vintage. We’d love to continue the dialog with you – please come and visit us at the tasting room. We can share a glass and maybe even play a game of bocce together.
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#iisarat …a bottle of this fell into my glass earlier this week, funny that. This is unabashedly Russian River Pinot, IMHO. Lush, concentrated Pinot fruit for sure. I always want more acid, but this one was sufficient in that regard… nice spice and the orange/citrus peel note the winery mentions is spot on, on both the nose and the palate. This is from their estate Graton Ridge vineyard, deep in the Russian River. A dependable RRV Pinot, solid value, especially at the case price. On that note, I return to my anonymous life, thanks to the Woot Witness Protection program.