Lot 885 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

For those of you that are fans of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, this is a release not to miss.

Lot 885 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir was sourced from an ultra high-end program nestled between the Mayacamas Mountain Range and Sonoma Mountain in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Although we can’t disclose the exact source, we can tell you that the winery has been a Sonoma mainstay since the 1980s, and its cellar has played host to some of the most celebrated and award-winning winemakers in California history. Maybe a few rock stars too. Their entry-level Pinot regularly scores 90+ points from respected critics, and Lot 885 is coming out of their reserve-level Pinot program which sells for over $50 a bottle. Simply put this top-notch RRV juice and a screaming deal at just $24.

Lot 885 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir pours a beautiful ruby color in the glass with notes of ripe cherries, blueberries, and fresh earth. On the palate, that pretty cherry core and dark fruit are perfectly framed by that forest floor, earth element, all rounded out nicely by new French oak, ending in a long, dry finish. This is a beautiful balance between new-world fruit and old-world terroir and oak and will pair nicely with an array of cuisines or simply sip it as you enjoy a Summer evening.

Watch as Katy Long, Director of International Wines for VWE walks us through a tasting of 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.

Wine Tasting Video Topics:

  • 00:00 Introduction to the Tasting Panel and Katy Long
  • 00:15 Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs General Information
  • 00:41 Color and Legs of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
  • 01:00 On the Nose with Lot 885
  • 01:11 Give this RRV Pinot a Taste
  • 02:03 Aging and Enjoying Lot 885 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir