2021 / Pinot Noir

2021 Rayhill Pinot Noir

The 2021 Rayhill Pinot Noir represents our eighth vineyard-designated 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.

2021 Rayhill Pinot Noir

wine specifications

  • Varietal Composition

    Pinot Noir

  • Appellation

    Russian River Valley

  • Maturation

    Barrel aged sur-lie in French oak (40% new)

  • Alcohol


Full Wine Specifications (PDF)

Tasting notes

Medium ruby color with showy and complex aromas of ripe red and black fruit mixed with barrel spice, tobacco, leather, cola, and oak. The palate is near full-bodied with lots of black cherry and strawberry jam on the 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.

Food pairings

The 2021 Rayhill Pinot Noir pairs well with a pan-seared duck breast with wild mushrooms or Korean bulgogi.