Siduri Releases New Ultra Premium Pinot Noirs
Siduri is known for producing single vineyard ultra premium Pinot Noirs, and recently released 3 new wines to members of their mailing list. Based in the Russian River Valley AVA, Siduri is a boutique Pinot producer owned by Adam and Dianna Lee. Each year, they make an amazing 21 different Pinot Noirs with grapes from some of the best vineyards in California.
The new releases include the 2005 Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, 2005 Siduri Terra de Promissio Vineyard Pinot Noir, and 2005 Siduri Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir.
The 2005 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of several different vineyards including Muirfield, Shaw, Arbre Vert, and Hawks’ View. At 12.99%, the alcohol level is very moderate. This wine was aged in only 29% new French oak to avoid overwhelming the fruit flavors.
The 2005 Terra de Promissio Vineyard Pinot Noir is from the Petaluma Gap region of the Sonoma Coast AVA. At less than 1.5 tons per acre, the yields were kept very low. This wine was aged in 44% new French oak for 11 months. It was not fined, filtered, or racked before bottling.
The 2005 Garys’ Vineyard Pinot Noir is the follow-up to the amazing 2004 vintage from this property. Garys’ Vineyard was planted in 1999, and although the grapes have always been superb, the quality level really hit its stride in 2004 and 2005. 768 cases of this wine were produced.