2016 Forthright "The Stritch" Pinot Noir

2016 Forthright "The Stritch" Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
CA - Sonoma County - Russian River Valley
$85.00 / 750 mL

  • Alcohol 14.60%
  • pH 3.67
2016 Forthright Pinot Noir “The Stritch”


Green Valley District of the Russian River Valley
Sourced from a small 10 acre vineyard
Planted with Martini, 667 & 777 clones


Harvested on September 27, 2016
Fermented in small lots
Aged in French Oak Barrels for 24 months
100% Pinot Noir grapes
150 cases produced
pH 3.67, Alc. 14.6%

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of red cherries, raspberries and rhubarb mix with a hint of green tea followed by a touch of light but spicy caraway seed. On the palate a predominance of bright red fruit up front combined with a bit of coconut and vanilla in the middle and finishing with slight cedar notes and a very long finish.


2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Double Gold Medal

Brand for Forthright Winery
Like all great ideas, Forthright had its genesis in a pub, the original Celtic Crossings in Chicago.

The Fellows: a Raconteur, an Artist, a Brain and a Lush - All galvanised by their sense of adventure and treading the road less travelled, created Forthright Winery.

Our purpose is simple: produce fantastic wine that reflects our values and our way of life, which mainly involves enjoying the Craic surrounded by friends and family.

Good company deserves good wine, and with Forthright we make the wines we want to drink and share with all wine lovers.

The two Fellows on the ground, Patrick, who has over a decade of wine making experience and Rafer, who has three years of experience, hand-craft our wines without compromise. They know each and every barrel of wine we produce and they will only bottle our wine when it meets their high standards. Besides making the wine, they run the day-to-day winery operations, including hosting our incomparable barrel-to-bottle tasting experience out of our cave.

The remaining two Fellows, Ed and Sel, are more of long-distance support. Ed ‘The Stritch’ is based in Chicago, Sel is based in London, England.

Forthright - Eccentric, colourful and exceptional.

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A craft. A code. A fellowship.
2255 Dry Creek Road
Napa, CA 94558

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