EnRoute Winery Les Pommiers Pinot Noir 2018
Pinot Noir from Russian River, Sonoma County, California. A fragrant dried rose petal and berry potpourri flow a lush, juicy entry. Darker raspberry preserves and blackberry flavors fill the midpalate, with clove and forest floor accents showing through to the finish. This wine is opulent and silky from start to end, with lovely fruit and spice notes that linger on the palate.
Wine Spectator 93: Rich, with an enveloping viscosity to the flavors of dark currant, plum tart, and cherry pastry. Graphite and hot stone notes emerge midpalate, with dark chocolate details and hints of pepper on the finish. Drink now through 2025.
Wine Enthusiast 91: This wine is thick and rich, with an earthy, stemmy quality that intrigues. The full-bodied palate offers ripe strawberry and cherry flavors, with a savory edge of tea and forest floor that persists.
An unfinished trek. The act of being on the way to someplace meaningful and special and defining. The name EnRoute explains their mission, their wine, and above all, their never-ending quest to capture the most ethereal and sublime Pinot Noir imaginable.
Their route has taken them to the Russian River. Where the dense fog, the gravelly soil, the microclimates, and the proximity to the cool Pacific Ocean create vineyards and conditions that work in concert to create some of the most textured, graceful, and stylish Pinot Noirs on Earth.
EnRoute is the result of their passion for Pinot and the bounty derived from the incomparable Russian River Valley. If you love Pinot Noir, you’ll struggle to find the words. Unearth these special Pinots. EnRoute
The Pinot Noir That Launched a Celebrated Brand
This is it: The culmination of their decades-long love affair with Pinot Noir. When their search for the perfect climate and sites to cultivate the ultimate Pinot Noir brought them to the Russian River Valley in 2007, "Les Pommiers" was their proud result. From the very first vintage, "Les Pommiers" combined expert craftsmanship with the pure, vibrant fruit of their finest Pinot Noir vineyards. It was and is a celebration of the very best in Russian River Valley winemaking.
At once elegant and intense, "Les Pommiers" is the consummate blend of fruit from their vineyards located primarily in the Green Valley and upper Middle Reach areas of the Russian River Valley AVA. The result is a stylish, intricately layered Pinot Noir that brings lush flavors, silky textures, and unparalleled quality to your table.
EnRoute "Les Pommiers" leads with luscious aromas of red cherry, raspberry, and star jasmine, with a refreshing minerality. The wine plays on the palate in a silky-smooth manner with flavors that complement its aromatics, calling to mind bright red fruit, rose petals, and a touch of the forest floor. The experience culminates in a bright, mouth-watering finish, inviting another sip. -EnRoute
The Whole of The Russian River Valley in Each Glass
By its nature, "Les Pommiers" is a richly textured Pinot Noir that brings with each sip the essence of fruits grown across the valley. their northernmost vineyards mature quickly in the warm summer, with the cooler Green Valley sites ripening more slowly. In every vintage, we harvest each vineyard, block, and cluster when it reaches pitch-perfect maturity, so that their "Les Pommiers" consistently possess mouthwatering acidity, vibrant red and black fruit flavors, and graceful textures. And yet, because no two growing seasons are alike, each vintage also offers an adventure for the palate. -EnRoute