The Siduri Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of 11 different vineyards scattered throughout the Russian River Valley. In descending order, the vineyards are Sonatera, Bucher, Castro, Elsbree, Parsons', Van der Kamp, Pratt Sexton Road, Betty Ann, Lingenfelder, Ewald, and Keefer Ranch. Many of you will recognize these sites as they often make up single-vineyard wines for us. That's really what helps make this Russian River Valley Pinot Noir so special, the fruit that goes into it is basically single-vineyard fruit that simply didn't make it into the vineyard-designated wine (usually we blend the single-vineyard wines for more structure and tannin, so the more immediate barrels go into this Appellation blend). The other key to this wine is that it is sourced from all over the Russian River Valley, from the far western edge in Green Valley to just west of Santa Rosa to up by Windsor and down by Petaluma. These different part of the Russian River Valley bring different flavors to the table and marrying them together makes a more compelling wine.