2017 Forthright "The Stritch" Pinot Noir

Russian River

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 - 89 Points
2020 San Francisco Chronicle: Gold Medal

Tasting Notes

Ripe cherry, raspberry, velvety oak and bright acidity. This is the wine you bring to autumn harvest celebrations, Christmas parties and log cabins. Especially suitable for fireside sipping.

Wine Specs

  • Appellation: Green Valley District of the Russian River Valley
  • Grower: Char Vale Vineyards
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Clone: Planted with Martini, 667 & 777 clones
  • Vines: 10 Acres Planted to Several Pinot Noir Clones
  • Harvest: Hand Picked on September 23, 2017
  • Fermentation: Fermented in small lots
  • Aging: Aged in French Oak Barrels for 30 months
  • Production: 144 cases produced
  • Alcohol %13.8
  • pH 3.49, TA 6.77 g/L