VOL 11, ISSUE 50
Nov 1, 2019

Montagne Russe

Web site www.russewines.com
 
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A producer of single vineyard Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast, Mendocino and Santa Lucia Highlands.

This winery started humbly in a Napa garage in 2006.

Vineyard sources include Alder Springs, Spring Hill Ranch, Robert's Road and Tondre Grapefield.

Tasting in the winery's caves in Petaluma will begin December 2019.

Articles About Montagne Russe

Reviewed Wines

2017 Montagne Russe Dragon's Back Black Knight Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., 86 cases, $50. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of white flower blossom, dark cherry and oak-driven toast and spice. Mid-weight flavors of black cherry and black raspberry. Gentle tannins, with the slightest oak in the background. A very agreeable wine that has excellent balance and some finish. Score: 92. Reviewed October 26, 2019 ARTICLE »

2017 Montagne Russe Dragon’s Back Black Knight Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., 86 cases, $50. Released January 1, 2019.Clone 777. Aged in 50% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of white flower blossom, dark cherry and oak-driven toast and spice. Midweight flavors of black cherry and black raspberry. Gentle tannins, with the slightest oak in the background. A very agreeable wine that has excellent balance and some finish. Score: 92. Reviewed September 20, 2019

2017 Montagne Russe Silver and Gold Black Knight Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

13.4% alc., 42 cases, $50. Released March 1, 2019. Primarily clone 4/Wente. Aged in 50% new French oak barrels · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Aromas of toasty oak, grilled lemon, pineapple and poached pear. Flavors of oak-charged citrus, yellow apple, burnt caramel and vanilla. Slightly viscous in the mouth, with a good cut of acidity on the finish. Score: 89. Reviewed September 20, 2019

2017 Montagne Russe Roberts Road Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., 92 cases, $58. Released January 1, 2019. Clones 115 and Pommard. Aged in 50% new French oak barrels. · Light garnet color in the glass. Leading off are aromas of cherry, forest flora and a floral note. Light in weight but flavorful, offering tastes of cherry and purple grape backed by gracious tannins. An easygoing, elegant style with admirable balance and a cherry-fueled, modest finish. Score: 90. Reviewed September 20, 2019

2017 Montagne Russe Roberts Road Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., 92 cases, $58. Dijon 115 and Pommard clones.13.7% alc., 42 cases, $69. · Light garnet color in the glass. Leading off are aromas of cherry, forest flora and a floral note. Light in weight but flavorful, offering tastes of cherry and purple grape backed by gracious tannins. An easygoing, elegant style with admirable balance and a cherry-fueled, modest finish. Score: 90. Reviewed October 26, 2019 ARTICLE »

2017 Montagne Russe Spring Hill Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 42 cases, $69. Released January 1, 2019. Clone 667, 115 and Swan. Aged in 50% new French oak barrels. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Enticing aromas of black cherry, fertile earth, rose petal and vanilla. Middleweight in style, with a core of black cherry and blackberry fruit flavors. Oak chimes in with a bit of char and smoke. The tannins are wellmatched, and the wine builds in character over time in the glass. Score: 92. Reviewed September 20, 2019

2017 Montagne Russe Spring Hill Ranch Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., 42 cases, $69. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Enticing aromas of black cherry, fertile earth, rose petal and vanilla. Middleweight in style, with a rich core of black cherry and blackberry fruit flavors. Oak chimes in with a bit of char and smoke. The tannins are well-matched, and the wine builds in character over time in the glass. Score: 92. Reviewed October 26, 2019 ARTICLE »



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