About This Wine
David Bruce has long had one goal: to produce the greatest Pinot Noir in the world.
In pursuit of that goal, he sources Pinot Noir grapes from all over the state of California, crafting cuvees that are delicious expressions of place and vintage. And he has been doing so for more than four decades.
Bruce began planting his vineyard, nestled in the redwoods high in the Santa Cruz Mountains, south of San Francisco, in 1961. His David Bruce Winery was bonded three years later. He made wine and maintained a dermatology practice for 25 years, then retired from “doctoring” to concentrate solely on making wine. His family handles day-to-day operations today, and the talented Mitri Faravashi has been the winemaker since 2004.
The 2009 David Bruce Pinot Noir from Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley is a delicious wine with a savory edge. Beautifully balanced, it offers abundant fruit and spice impressions — truly a world-class wine.
About Pinot Noir
Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
- Grape Source:Russian River Valley Area of Sonoma County
- Aromas & Flavors:Sour Cherry, Sage, White Pepper, Dry Raspberry, Plum & a Hint of Angelica
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2017
- Food Pairing Suggestiona grilled burger, or a savory stew.