Although we have never labeled it this way, the Cuvée de Trois is basically a reserve blend. It consists of some of each of our vineyard designated pinot noirs and is meant to speak to the RRV as whole, blending the various vineyard components into a harmonious expression of what makes this AVA so special. This year included all of the usual suspects but with the addition of a vineyard located in the Sebastopol Hills neighborhood. This addition added a bit more than usual raciness to the finished wine, coming as it does from the coolest corner of the AVA.
Faded ruby color. It dances between earth and fruit with flavors of red (plum pit, along with darkish berries, black tea and loam), seriousness and playfulness. It is firm and balanced with all of the components in harmony and should drink well for another 5-10 years. This is our number one selling restaurant wine and has been on wine lists round the world!