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Michael Accurso

Winemaker, EnRoute

When we began our pursuit of the pinnacle of Pinot Noir — embodied in our "Les Pommiers" blend — we chose to approach the varietal by combining the best fruit from vineyards across the Russian River Valley region. Over the years, we discovered that several vineyards consistently stood out for their beautiful expression of site. Hence, we were inspired to explore single-vineyard offerings.

We couldn’t be happier with that decision. Our single-vineyard offerings range from intensely structured wines with bold aromas to more delicate Pinot Noirs with silky tannins and subtle fruit and earth notes. These are the differences that make Pinot Noir such an intriguing and exciting varietal to work with, and we’re elated to share its diversity of tastes and textures.

We debuted our EnRoute Single-Vineyard Pinot Noirs with the 2013 vintage, featuring wines from our Amber Ridge and Northern Spy Vineyards. Our single-vineyard program showcases the pedigree of each site, while ultimately underscoring the greatness of our EnRoute Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, "Les Pommiers."

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