With a case purchase (12 bottles) of the 2015 Russian River Pinot Noir you'll receive an interactive video wine tasting with Winemaker Jon Phillips. Invite your friends for a virtual wine tasting party!
After taking a few years off from making Pinot Noir, I was convinced by a client to reestablish the program since we’re based in the Russian River Valley. Are we glad we did! This wine is luscious and rich, full bodied possessing an abundance of flavors. You’ll find full flavors of black cherry and strawberries with an earthiness and hints of tar, tobacco and leather that makes this wine seductive and as alluring as those Pinot specimens found across the sea in France.
Tasting notes by Jon Phillips, Inspiration Vineyards Proprietor/Winemaker
Pinot Noir (1/3 each: Dijon 115, 667, 777)
Desmond Vineyards, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Drink or age over the next 5+ years
About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:
Aged 15 months in French oak barrel, 1/3 new oak.
2016 North of Gate Silver Medal
General Food Pairing Suggestions:
A great go-to for food pairing, try this Pinot Noir with a wide range of proteins including beef short ribs, broiled salmon, seared tuna or pork roast. Experiment with dishes featuring mushrooms, fruit sauces and fresh herbs. For cheeses, try a beet and goat cheese salad, or moderately flavored cheeses including Gruyere, Gouda and aged cheddar. Share your favorite pairings with us @CellarAngels on Instagram for a chance to win a $25 Cellar Angels eGift card!
About the Winery
Inspiration VineyardsBorn from a dream and a mid-life career change, Inspiration Vineyards was created in 2002. Jon Phillips' passion for wine, however, dates back much further to his grandparents who made wine in the early 1900's. For years, Jon was determined to break into the wine business by working weekends in tasting rooms, teaching wine classes and ultimately enrolling in a class at UC Davis in Enology and Viticulture. Shortly thereafter Jon made his first barrel of wine, a Zinfandel.Learn more