2019 Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
Martini clone, 30% whole cluster, 16 months in 30% new French oak. 13.5% alcohol. 105 cases produced.
From The Russian River Valley, a region prone to lush wines, we chose to start with a thicker-skinned clone of pinot noir that would offer firm structure and more nuanced fruit expression. We think it is a beautiful wine and we hope you will too.
Aromas of violet, pomegranate, clean earth and spice open to an elegant palate of fresh black cherry, with savory notes and a hint of black tea in the mid-palate. Finishes long and bright with fine tannins.
$45 / bottle
Play in the dirt and dig deep
John Martin: MAKER
Jenifer Freebairn: BARKER
Our adventures in wine are a treasure of pleasure and inspiration. Getting into a cellar or vineyard with a winemaker wherever we are, grounds us in that place and time like nothing else. Perspectives on the seasons and soils, and tales of familiar challenges and triumphs bring laughter and a sense of connection. As scrappy creatives, we thrive on the openness and insights of other winemakers as much as we love the direct sensory experience of tasting with them.
While Wow and Flutter is firmly grounded in here and now, it is inspired by impressions that have followed us home across oceans and over time, especially Burgundy and more specifically Chambolle Musigny and Gevrey Chambertin. We have made and marketed a lot of wine for other people, and we are excited that this time it’s for us – and for you. – John and Jen
Let it breathe
Mark and Susie Lingenfelder's home vineyard has been a beloved source for top wineries in the Russian River Valley for decades. We have spent many evenings with them aside the vines, sharing wines from around the world, including those produced from their special place in a cool corner of the warm Russian River Valley, farmed with great expertise, experience and care. We are lucky to make wine from this site.