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2021 Rayhill Pinot Noir

2021 Rayhill Pinot Noir

Bold and balanced, full-flavored and versatile




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About the Wine

The 2021 Rayhill Pinot Noir represents our eighth single-vineyard bottling from this prestigious source. The Rayhill Vineyard lies in the newly recognized Sebastopol Hills district within the highly desired Russian River Valley appellation. The premium-quality eight-acre vineyard experiences warm, sunny days and cool, breezy evenings that yield elegant and incredibly expressive pinot noir grapes.

Tasting Notes

Varietal Composition

  • % Pinot Noir




Medium ruby color.


Aromatic with complex notes of ripe red and black fruit, barrel spice, tobacco, leather, cola, and oak.


The palate shows notes of black cherry and strawberry jam on entry mixed with vanilla, cinnamon, and oak accents going into the midpalate. The finish is long and clean with cherry candy notes mixed with tannins that fully support the wine’s intensity and complexity.

Key Features

  • Appellation

    Russian River Valley

  • Fermentation

    100% destemmed in small fermenters, punched down twice daily

  • Maturation

    Barrel-aged for 10 months in French oak (40% new)

  • Alcohol


Suggested Food Pairings

Pan-Seared Duck Breast

The 2021 Rayhill Pinot Noir pairs beautifully with rich and earthy dishes, such as a pan-seared duck breast with wild mushrooms.

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