VOLUME 9, ISSUE 33
November 9, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker Ken Brown: Veteran Still On His Game Littorai: Balance & Harmony is Theme Dijon Clone 943: Early Reports Hahn Estates: Consistently Top Notch Mueller: Over 20 Years of Excellence in the Russian River Valley Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir A Life Worth Living: Russian River Valley Original Charles Bacigalupi 1924-2013 Pinot Briefs Why You Like The Wines You Like
Jim and Jackie Reuling own a 14.4-acre Pinot Noir vineyard in Forestville in the Sonoma Coast appellation. The vineyard was planted in 2003 in conjunction with Peter Michael Winery using three selections: Calera and two different "suitcase" selections from the Vosne Romanee region of Burgundy. The grapes were the source of Peter Michael La Caprice Pinot Noir in 2007 and 2008, but beginning in 2009, Le Caprice was sourced from Peter Michael's Seaview Estate Vineyard which came into production. An adjacent parcel of Chardonnay planted to a selection from Montrachet Vineyard in Burgundy has been the source of one of Aubert's outstanding bottlings.
The winemaker and vineyard manager is Matt Taylor who formerly worked at Araujo and is a proponent of biodynamic farming.
The first Reuling Vineyard Pinot Noir was released in the 2011 vintage along with a Rosé. A Reuling Chardonnay is planned for 2014.
Articles About Reuling Vineyard
2011 Reuling Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.0% alc., pH 3.78, TA 0.54, <500 cases, $70. 25% whole cluster. Aged 10 months in 40% new Remond French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Bright aromas of fresh black cherries, spice and refined oak. Delicious mid weight essence of dark stone fruits with a hint of cola, clove and black raspberry. Gentle tannins and a velvety texture make for easy drink ability. The appealing soft mouth feel is a trade off for lower acidity. Reminds me of a Volnay. Very good. Reviewed March 23, 2013 ARTICLE »
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