2017 Forthright "The Stritch" Pinot Noir

2017 Forthright "The Stritch" Pinot Noir

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

  • Alcohol 13.80%
  • pH 3.49
2017 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 23, 2017
Fermented in small lots
Aged in French Oak Barrels for 24 months
100% Pinot Noir grapes
144 cases produced
pH 3.49, Alc. 13.8%

Tasting Notes:

Luscious ruby red hues. Ripe strawberry and rhubarb on the nose with a bit of cedar and toasted vanilla. Bright attack of red fruit on the palate with a medley of rhubarb, red current, bing cherry and mature strawberry mixed with highly fined oak tannins. Nicely proportioned acidity and a rich elegant mouth feel eases into a juicy finish with hints of creamy Suisse chocolate and toasted vanilla.


2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Gold Medal Winner

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.

Go Forth!

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

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