Overview

Wiley Vineyard Pinot Noir grapes were gently pressed and wild fermented in a combination of neutral French and Hungarian oak barrels. A small amount of juice was also bled off the fermenters. The blend was assembled in December. The wine completed only a partial malolactic conversion. Brilliant light peach color, with rose petal, jasmine, honeysuckle, cherry, elderflower, and orange blossom aromas. The wine offers a soft entry and creamy mouthfeel enveloping the crisp citrus and stone fruit flavors, with balanced acidity that builds on the lingering finish. Founder and winegrower, Derek Rohlffs, can tell you more in this video (opens in new window).

Facts & Figures

  • Vintage2019
  • Varietal composition100% Pinot Noir
  • AppellationAnderson Valley
  • Harvest DatesSeptember 24, 2019
  • Release DatesFebruary 21, 2020
  • Alcohol/PH/TA12.5% / 3.3 / 5.9 g/L
  • CooperagesDamy, Francois Freres, Kadar, Rousseau, and Taransaud
  • Cases Produced1,000 6-packs 750ml

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Critical Acclaim

"Bravium's incredibly boutique, small production wines deliver traditional, balanced Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that are a true gift and rarity in the state thanks to his emphasis on carefully tended and selected terroir and his dedication to the "less is more" approach."

— Ian Cauble, Master Sommelier

"Readers looking for a terrific value in California Chardonnay should check out the 2016 Chardonnay Russian River Valley. With clean orchard fruits, spice, and hints of brioche, it's medium-bodied, lightly textured and graceful, with beautiful purity of fruit and length."

— Jeb Dunnuck

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