Russian River Valley is a Sonoma County region known for rolling hills, cool climates, and wineries that produce some of the world’s best Pinot Noir. The nearby Pacific Ocean sends on-shore breezes and fog to cool the vineyards. The proximity to brisk water creates a cooling effect that results in wine textures from structured to silky. Fog cools vineyards and develops full flavor maturity of grapes. Russian River’s cool-climate Pinot Noir grapes are nurtured by seasonal fog, and a combination of fractured sandstone and sandy loam create Goldridge soil; the ideal soil for cool climate grapes.
Campana Ranch Vineyard 2019 Pinot Noir notes:
TA: 4.6 g/l
Below please find some notes associated with our recommended yeast strains for use with this fruit. It is important to note that any yeast will in fact perform the fermentation, however these strains have consistently performed well and produced flavors that our customers have been very happy with. To that end, the "correct" yeast strain is simply the one that sounds to you as though it will make the flavors that you are looking for in your wine.
You can add the yeast strain of your choice from the "You Might Also Need" section below. We also strongly recommend the use of the additive pack that you will see listed in this section as it will help enhance the quality of the wine you produce. Order one packet of yeast and one additive pack per pail of must or juice.
AMH: Enhances clove and nutmeg spicy elements, complex with good red fruit flavours and aromas. Colour friendly, some mouthfeel and structure, as well.
RC212: Ripe berry, bright fruit and spice. More structure than mouthfeel, with good colour retention.
W15: Normally for German whites, when used in a Pinot, W15 will give bright fruit focusing on berry notes as well as contribute mouthfeel.
ICV-GRE: Brings fresh, berry fruit foreword along with good mouthfeel. Useful for adding fresh fruit to a blend. Effective for reducing herbaceous and vegetal notes in under-ripe fruit.