Bruce Wayne Winery
2011 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
California: Russian River Valley (Sonoma)
Holy Pinot, Agent Red!
This is an extraordinary wine, and for the price, we offer it to you with our heartiest of recommendations!
Today’s Bruce Wayne Winery 2011 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir comes not from Batman’s alter ego, but from one of our all-time favorite wine producers, the founders of the Starry Night Winery. Named for Starry Night partners Bruce Walker and Wayne Hansen, their Bruce Wayne wines are premium wines at what are, in our opinion, very low prices. We won’t tell the winery to raise their prices if you don’t.
Today’s Pinot Noir drinks like a high-dollar Pinot from some of the lofty ultra-premium producers of the region. Littorai and Siduri come to mind when enjoying this plush and delicious wine. What also comes to mind is the fact that today’s wine is about half the price of those others.
Saving you money and finding you incredible wines brings a big smile to our faces, dear Operative. Please be sure to stock up on today’s really extraordinary wine.
Very dark and very pretty with rich garnet hues from edge through the translucent heart of the wine.
Super juicy and sweet, with Bing cherry leaping from the glass. Wild strawberry, mixed berry compote, smoky leather, light spice of nutmeg and black pepper round out the aromas.
Very soft on entry, the plush mouth feel ushers in delicious cherry, dried plum, dried fig, subtle black tea, pomegranate and very subtle black pepper.
Long and elegant with plush medium tannin. Flavors diminish slowly.
Enjoy this very flavorful wine with grilled lamb with rosemary or prosciutto-wrapped asparagus.
What the Winery Says
Our 2011 Bruce Wayne Winery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is sourced from two premium vineyards that produce high quality and very limited crop. Having received extended barrel aging, this fruit driven wine is a fine example of the Russian River Valley terroir and the Pinot Noir varietal.
About the Winery
Bruce Wayne Winery - Sister Label of Starry Night Winery
Our primary focus at Starry Night Winery is Zinfandel, which accounts for over 60% of our production. We think Zinfandel, which is uniquely American, is not only a great wine, but also offers a significant value when compared to many other grape varietals. In 2001 we became a member of Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP), which promotes Zinfandel education worldwide. Bruce currently serves as Vice President of ZAP and is a member of ZAP’s Board of Directors.
We are also excited by Rhone varietals, which we believe are making significant gains in popularity. We make a Russian River Syrah, and in 2001 introduced our Adara, which is a blend of wines made from grapes found in the Rhone region of France. Because we love Chardonnay, we also produce a barrel fermented, 100% malolactic, and well balanced Chardonnay.
The vastness of Sonoma County with its diverse climate and topography allows growers to produce grapes for distinct wines from the same grape variety. Various areas are known by Appellations. Appellations reflect unique climate, soil and other conditions which tend to produce wines unique to those areas.
With the best combination of natural resources and climate, Starry Night Winery’s key viticulture philosophy is to maintain a small berry size to more concentrated fruit. Our grapes realize bud break often several weeks earlier than other Sonoma Country Wineries, promoting a longer growing season. The rocky soils, comprised of silt loam on top of broken shifts allow the vineyards to deplete water early in the season so there is greater concentration in the berry by the time of harvest.
Our viticulture practices also reflect our desire to put forth optimal flavor in all of our wines. These practices sophisticated trellising system, over cropping early in the season then thinning later in the season to contribute to pH and acid balance and promote higher skin surface to grape ratio.