VML 2012 Pinot Noir, Limited Release, Russian River Valley
Item Number: 17 20 143 12
VML stands for Virginia Marie Lambrix and her winery in the Russian River Valley is dedicated to producing superb Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This Limited Release Pinot is made from grapes sourced from the heart of the Green Valley and the VML estate Floodgate property a few miles southeast of the winery. After a cold soak the grapes fermented in open top stainless steel tanks that allow hand punch downs. It was pressed off into casks where aged for 9 months in French oak; 40% new, 30% once used and 30% neutral barrels. Wine Spectator scored it 93 Points saying "Bold, rich and effusively fruity, this packs in a dense core of juicy blackberry, black cherry, mineral and graphite flavors before ending with a broad display of chewy tannins. The finish sails on. Drink now through 2022."