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2018 SYNTHESIS RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ESTATE PINOT NOIR

$45.00 $32.99

Critics Agree, this 94pt Value Pinot is outstanding: For Just $33/btl and 94 POINTS James Suckling, it’s remarkable…

Martin Ray’s winemaking team includes consulting Winemaker Keith Emerson, who also makes the Vineyard 29 wines. At the winery, every step is taken to create the best expression of the estate vineyard, including fermenting each clone separately in open top fermenters before combining them into the mix one clone at a time.

The Estate Vineyard is comprised of well-drained Goldridge soils which are highly regarded for growing premium Pinot Noir grapes. In 2018, mother nature delivered an idyllic vintage from start to finish, and this wine offers a meaningful glimpse of this remarkable vintage.

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2018 SYNTHESIS RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY ESTATE PINOT NOIR

Martin Ray’s made their Synthesis Pinot Noir in a plush, crowd-pleasing style that’s packed with red fruits, plum, and spice. They sourced the fruit from the winery’s 12-acre vineyard in the heart of the Russian River Valley comprised of six revered Dijon Pinot Noir clones including 667, 777, 115, 828, 943, and 337. This mix gives the winemaking team a broad spectrum of flavors, aromas, mouthfeel, and all other components necessary to create the best wine possible from the estate. With a 94 point score from James Suckling, it shows they did an outstanding job.

SYNTHESIS ESTATE PINOT NOIR
2018 RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
Retails at: $45.00/btl
Your Price: $32.99/btl
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From James Suckling, “A creamy and fruity red with plum and cherry aromas, as well as citrus and a hint of cedar. Medium body. Lovely, soft and caressing texture. Drink or hold.” JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS

From Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, “Medium ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir Synthesis features scents of crushed blackberries and cranberries with notes of pomegranate, Earl Grey tea leaves and earth. The palate is light-bodied with delicate, perfumed fruits, a soft, fresh frame and long finish.” WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS

Tasting Notes from Winery, “Fresh plum and raspberry, with an undercurrent of pomegranate juice. Bing cherry and birch beer, with cola and a hint of graham cracker. Vibrant acidity and a mineral driven edge with touches of graphite on the finish.”

Highly Recommended Value Pinot Noir:
★ Best Wine for Thanksgiving
★ Sonoma AVA, Russian River Valley
★ 2018 Remarkable Vintage
★ Critics Agree, Suckling and Parker
★ $33/Value + Shipping Included