2007 Ferreira "Preston Estate " Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (Previously $35.00)

SKU #1052267

A dark, elegant and tightly focused Pinot Noir with aromas of fresh cherry, bright raspberry and cranberry dominating the nose. On the palate creamy raspberry, blackberry and dark stonefruit flavors give way to nuances of French oak, elegant tannins and a smooth strucured finish. A wine with a beautifully structured framework that is both bold and powerful without overwhelming the finesse that is Pinot Noir. Drink now or cellar for 3-5 years

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By: Christie Brunick |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/25/2010  | Send Email
Get it while you can! You can't get Russian River Quality Pinot Noir for this price! Very classic on the nose with an elegant mid-palate leading you into a polished and subtle finish. This is a for sure crowd pleaser for the price!

By: Steve Bearden |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/28/2010  | Send Email
Good Pinot Noir at half off the original price is always welcome, and this is a wine we have always loved in the past. This has the rich raspberry and ripe black cherry fruit you expect in Russian River Pinot but with a sense of proportion and finesse. Bold and powerful but with a deft touch of elegance.

By: John Majeski |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/22/2010  | Send Email
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Our savvy domestic wine buyers uncover so many rapturous Pinots from small, little-known producers in California and Oregon that I can't keep up with them, but I certainly enjoy the challenge. This generous, silky wine is all about the cool Russian River Valley and the veils of fog that covet the hillsides until the morning sun burns them away, giving the velvety fruit time to mature to mouthwatering perfection. A riot of aromatic red fruits— strawberries, cranberries, raspberries with subtle oak and forest spice on the nose and palate, this bright Pinot delivers both structure and flavor at a great price!

 By: KLF |  Review Date: 9/17/2010 
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Unbelievable QPR for this Russian River AVA wine.

 By: AndyG |  Review Date: 8/4/2010 
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A pleasant pinot with black cherries and baking spice. Not much complexity, but at $17 it's a reasonable value for a Russian River pinot.
Drink from 2010 to 2011

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
Sub-Region:

California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
Specific Appellation:

Alexander Valley/Russian River

- Among Sonoma County's northernmost appellations, the Alexander Valley AVA acts as a gateway to neighboring Napa to the east and Mendocino to the north. It is a sprawling appellation, with pockets of distinct microclimates and soils, and as such, is home to a variety of wine grapes and styles. Nearly everything grows in the Alexander Valley, though Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are the most widely planted grapes. The Russian River Valley lies to the south of Alexander Valley, and is marked by much cooler temperatures and frequently heavy fog. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown here are some of the state's finest and most sought-after. Aromatic whites like Gewürztraminer and Riesling can also be successful, and sparkling wine production has a long history in the area.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.2