2014 Rio Ruso Pinot Noir
The wine name: Rio Ruso
Rio Ruso is Spanish for Russian River. Although the river has had many Native American, Spanish and Mexican names, the Russian River takes its present name from the Russian fur traders and explorers that founded early settlements in the Fort Ross, California area.
Medium red and purple hues.
Strawberry and raspberry notes. Just a touch of vanilla and smoke.
Smooth with well-balanced sweetness and acidity. Dry with moderate tannins and a nice long finish.
Barrel: New French Oak, Light toast, 30%
Rio Ruso was aged in wooden barrels and monitored closely to impart a 30% new French oak taste. This foundation gives the wine a luscious blend of spice, vanilla and slight char.
A delicious wine to serve with soft and mild cheeses like brie, smoked nuts, lighter meats like lamb, poultry and fish or shellfish.