This newly released, micro-production of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir coming from Silver Eagle Vineyard is everything I hope for in a Pinot. I was first introduced to single-vineyard Silver Eagle Pinot through Matt Courtney’s Ferren Wines and I’m now a believer that it is one of the best vineyards for sourcing great Pinot Noir. I recently tasted this new 2015 Pont Neuf release from vintners Mary and Doug Danielak and was totally wowed by its immediate aromas, structure and mouthfeel, all knit together into a beautifully complex Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir selections in this single vineyard wine originate in Chambolle Musigny and Vosne-Romanee. Those two sub-regions tend to offer some of the most powerful yet elegant Pinot Noirs in the world. For this 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, aromas of violet flowers and cassis fill the glass with dark fruit and savory spice. The finish is long and satisfying. 50 cases were produced.