2019 Keltom Roots Pinot Noir Morchella Vineyard

Year: 2019
Appellation: Russian River Valley, Sonoma Valley
Country: USA-California
Wine Enthusiast: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.8%
Price :
$29.95

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Aged in French Oak barrels (20% new) for 14 months (Coopers: Louis Latour, Damy, Francois Freres)

"With an opening of rich, robust toasted oak and a length of seductive raspberry, cherry and marshmallow, this wine finds its balance on the midpalate, complementing those richer tones with earthy dried herb, forest floor and a hint of cola. It offers length and breadth with bright, underlying acidity. -Virginie Boone" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Notes:
The 2019 Morchella Pinot Noir is a vibrant, fresh style of Pinot Noir made primarily from Dijon clone 114 grown in the cooler Green Valley sub-AVA of Russian River Valley. The wine has an energetic medium-pale ruby color. Aromas of sour cherry, redwood floor, dried rose petals, clove, and violet develop in glass. Naturally balanced acidity bring out elements of cranberry, raspberry, hibiscus, black tea, and rosemary. Will improve in bottle over time - best now through 2027.

Vintage:
2019 was an excellent vintage to launch Keltom Roots’ inaugural release. Troublesome early rainfall caused flooding in some areas closer to the Russian River, followed by warming temperatures that led to a very succinct bloom period and excellent fruit set. Gentle warm weather continued throughout the year allowing for even ripening. Harvest arrived unhurried, allowing for ideal acidity retention and expressive maturity. ​