2007 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)
Clark Smith's 2007 Russian River Pinot Noir is further proof of Clark's genius as a winemaker. If only more New World wines were as vibrant and well balanced as this!
— Darrin Seigfried, President, New York Sommelier Society
The Quail Ridge vineyard just north of Sebastopol is one of the most renowned Pinot Noir vineyards in the famed Russian River.
Such wines can have unbelievable longevity potential which is seldom exploited. This wine received eight years' aging in 20-year-old French oak and developed astonishing nuances, yet remains full of fresh black cherries that mark the Russian River.
My cellar hands counsel us to serve this wine whenever romance needs a boost.