2016 Forthright "The Stritch" Pinot Noir

Russian River Valley

This wine is from Green Valley, a sub valley of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, legendary for its Pinot Noir.


Awards & Accolades

2020 Decanter World Wine Awards: Bronze Medal - 88 Points
2019 San Francisco Chronicle: Double Gold Medal
2018 San Francisco International: Silver Medal

Tasting Notes

Stewed strawberry, cherry, pomegranate, Earl Grey tea, tobacco, clove and cedar forest. A silky, classic and delicate wine for polo matches and quiet, intimate celebrations.

Wine Specs

  • Appellation: Green Valley District of the Russian River Valley
  • Grower: Char Vale Vineyards
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir grapes
  • Clone: Planted with Martini, 667 & 777 clones
  • Vines: 10 Acres Planted to Several Pinot Noir Clones
  • Harvest: Hand Picked on September 27, 2016
  • Fermentation: Fermented in small lots
  • Aging: Aged in French Oak Barrels for 24 months
  • 145 cases produced
  • Alcohol: 14.6%
  • pH 3.67, TA 5.86 g/L