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2019 Migration Russian River Pinot Noir, Running Creek Vineyard

Since the inaugural 2001 vintage of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, Migration has developed a refined and compelling style that balances vibrancy and finesse. Migration works with a handful of acclaimed growers to produce a small portfolio of sought-after Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, including the flagship Sonoma Coast wines and the coveted vineyard-designates.

Believing in the importance of Estate vineyard sources, Migration acquired the Running Creek Vineyard. Located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, this Estate vineyard features 70 acres of Pinot Noir vines, and 20 acres of Chardonnay.

The 2019 Migration Running Creek Vineyard is a classic expression of Russian River Pinot Noir. In the glass the color reveals bright ruby. This gorgeous wine shows aromas of raspberry, blueberry, cassis, and notes of baking spices. The tannins are refined, silky with subtle acidity, and impeccable balance leading to a moderate finish. I went back for a second taste after an hour and the wine had opened showing more filling on the palate and expressed more layers and longer on the finish. This beautifully made Pinot Noir could use additional time in the bottle and should continue to develop for several years.

By Perry Miroballi

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