In the heart of the Russian River Valley, the Alberigi Vineyard, sourced exclusively by Radio-Coteau and farmed organically, lies on a stretch of Vine Hill Road renowned for its Goldridge soils. The cooler 2011 vintage pushed harvest dates back to mid-September despite lower crop load. With the lighter fruit set the vines possessed ample balance to lignify stems, offering the opportunity to include 21% whole cluster in the open top fermentation.
In the glass a scarlet perimeter protects a gentle garnet heart. This graceful wine patiently unfolds a potpourri of dried rose petal, juicy strawberry, and delicate spice. An elegant entrance to the palate slowly reveals freshly dried plums and black raspberries. Firm tannins follow with sensual natural acidity. Power and grace come together in this showing yet does not give in quickly. With air or cellar aging the 2011 Alberigi can be coaxed into releasing vintage secrets.
Russian River Valley
Vine Hill Road, Sebastopol
Dijon 777, 115, 114
Planted in 2001
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED
BURGHOUND, 4th Quarter, 2013, Issue 52
INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR, May/June 2013
THE WINE ADVOCATE #206, April 2013
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