Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Martin Ray Pinot Noirtext

Martin Ray Pinot Noir 2014

Russian River, Sonoma County, California, United StatesA mix of Russian River sites are used here but the majority comes of the old Foppiano Vineyard, literally a few feet from the river. This is topped up from sites around the home vineyard on Laguna Road and throughout the Green Valley appellation. It was a drought year so yields were low but the fruit was ideal. The lots are all kept separate and aged in new, one and two-year-old barrels. The nose is rich and ripe, Russian River style, with big, black cherry fruit, spicy cola notes and a touch of earth and mushrooms to keep it centered. Big, soft, juicy and fruit-forward, you can drink this now with grilled salmon.Tasted: 31 August 2016Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: US 20.00 fine wine shops Producer: Martin Ray Vineyards & WineryGrape: Pinot Noir