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Arista UV Lucky Well Vineyard Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley is a truly special wine. It's made with grapes grown in the Arista UV Lucky Well Vineyard, which has a unique combination of soil and climate that creates a perfect balance between acidity, tannin and fruit. The result is an incredibly smooth, medium-bodied wine with intense aromas of dark cherry, raspberry and baking spices. On the palate, you'll find flavors of blackberry jam, cocoa powder, toasted oak and earthy notes. Rich and complex yet still light on its feet, this Pinot Noir will have you reaching for your glass again and again. Enjoy it now or cellar it for years to come... either way, it's sure to be a winner!
A Little Trivia
The winery hosts an annual costume party where all guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite lucky animal, in honor of the vineyard's namesake.
History of This Wine
The Arista UV Lucky Well Vineyard Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley was first released in 2005. The vineyard is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, and has been producing high-quality fruit since the late 1990s. The vineyard is planted with a mix of Dijon clones and heritage selections, which give the wine its unique flavor profile.
The 2005 vintage was especially notable for its intense aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, and spice, as well as its silky tannins and long finish. This vintage earned a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in 2006.
Since then, Arista UV Lucky Well Vineyard Pinot Noir has become one of the most sought-after wines from Russian River Valley. It has consistently earned high scores from critics such as Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator. In recent years, vintages such as 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 have all been highly praised for their complexity and balance.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Arista UV Lucky Well Vineyard Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley is a light-bodied, fruity wine with notes of cherry, raspberry, and earthy spices. It pairs well with salmon, roasted poultry, game meats, mushrooms, and a variety of cheeses. It also goes nicely with lighter pasta dishes such as carbonara or pesto. For sides, it complements root vegetables like carrots and parsnips as well as roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes.