2021 / Pinot Noir
2021 Hop Kiln Estate Pinot Noir
We're excited to release our fifth vintage of Pinot Noir from our Hop Kiln Estate. With three unique soil types, the grapes from this vineyard produce the famous plush and rich style of Pinot Noir of this region.
Harvested from a truly landmark vineyard, which is located on the coveted Westside Road in the Russian River Valley, this unique bottle also features the iconic and historical stone hop kilns which the California Heritage Society have named a historical landmark.
The 2021 Hop Kiln Estate Pinot Noir was recently awarded a Platinum Medal at the 2023 TEXSOM International Wine Awards.
Russian River Valley
French oak aged (40% new) for 10 months
Full Wine Specifications (PDF)
Ruby at the core with aromas of ripe black cherry, black raspberry, and strawberry with well-integrated savory notes of barrel spice, sweet tobacco, and vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied, showing red plum, cranberry, and blackberry fruit on entry, followed on the midpalate by subtle earthy notes of fall leaves and chanterelle mushrooms with textured tannins. The lengthy finish is balanced and complex with deep savory notes of cocoa and leather that blend seamlessly with the persistent fruit notes.
The 2021 Hop Kiln Estate Pinot Noir has that perfect Russian River-balanced mix of flavors and textural presence that nicely complements richly flavored dishes, such as a garlic and herb-roasted leg of lamb with Taleggio and green-onion polenta, or Shorbet Adas, a traditional Lebanese lentil soup spiced with cumin and turmeric.