Winemaker Ed Thralls is a transplant from Atlanta that followed his passion for wine and left a career in financial technology on the east coast to grow new roots in the Sonoma area over 4 years ago. "My journey includes studying viticulture & enology at UC-Davis, authoring a popular wine blog (WineTonite!), becoming a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and ultimately advancing from years of garage like winemaking to a full-scale commercial winery environment as well as various roles in production, sales and marketing in the wine industry." Ed shared with us.
2012 Thralls Russian River Valley Pinot Noir: This enjoyable Pinot Noir is a blend of Dijon 667 and 777 clones, unfiltered and aged in 100% French oak, 33% new. 150 cases produced. Up front you notice aromas of ripe cherries, red flowers followed by cinnamon, star anise and hints of vanilla. On the palate, you enjoy cranberry, ripe red berries, cinnamon stick along pleasant acidity with hints of mineral and earth. This wine paired nicely with organic fresh spinach & cheese ravioli with a a yellow onion, shallots, garlic and mushrooms sauce. The wine complemented nicely with the sauce and ravioli, enhancing each other at unison. Suggested retail price for this wine is $32. If you want to purchase this wine or for more information check Thralls Family Cellars website.