Thompson 31Fifty Wines

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

We are more than excited to announce the release of our 2017 Pinot Noirs! These small batch, handcrafted wines are brought to you full of love for friends and wine. Our Fall Release includes the 2017 Cicero Russian River Valley (only 123 cases), as well as the 2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (only 592 cases).

To say that we are proud of and excited about this Fall release is an understatement. Both of these Pinot Noirs are the first reds to have some fruit blended from our estate vineyard that we planted six years ago at the winery. We are also very excited about the expansion of our Wine Barn Patio - a tasting experience designed for style and comfort in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Come out and visit us, and we’ll pour you some of our finest while you drink in the views!

2017 Thompson 31Fifty Cicero Russian River Valley

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2017 Thompson 31Fifty Cicero Russian River Valley

from 240.00

This wine - she is stunning and polished - confidently presents excellence in hand-crafted winemaking. She shows true authenticity of the western hills of the Russian River Valley. Mixed berry pie, roses, plum and spice beautifully blend together on the nose, and then on the palate. She has tremendous weight and texture and finishes long and clean. This wine should last for many years and will only get better. Two clones were blended together to make this special wine. The majority was Pommard, giving it great structure, concentration and an abundance of dark fruit and soft tannins. The other, Dijon clone, 777, gives her bright acidity and poise.

Cicero’s fruit was harvested by hand and de-stemmed with 15 percent whole clusters added, and cold soaked for five days. Only French barrels were used - 75 percent new. Barrels underwent malolactic fermentation, and upon finishing, barrels were transferred to the coldest section of the barrel room and remained in contact with lees for 16 months before being racked once before bottling. Cicero was not fined or filtered before bottling.

Only 123 cases handcrafted in small batches. $80 per bottle; minimum three-bottle order.

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