2017 Forthright "The Stritch" Pinot Noir

2017 Forthright "The Stritch" Pinot Noir

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

  • 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
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.

At Forthright, the wine we produce in the historic Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley reflects our values and way of life. Sourcing fruit from the best local growers we craft premier-quality wines in limited quantities. Honesty guides us, as does simplicity, joy and an unwavering commitment to hand crafted elegance. It is our belief that Forthright varietals and blends are among the best wines you will find in California.

Our signature Merlots, along with our red Bordeaux blend, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay offerings, are joined by other styles only in years when the fruit, and resulting wines, meet our high standards. We refuse to release a wine that is not an exquisite expression of its particular style or variety.

The craft of boutique winemaking is our life’s work. We invite you to join the Forthright Fellowship, or come taste with our winemakers in our 6,000-square-foot cave, one of the most intimate and enchanting wine visitor settings in the United States.
2255 Dry Creek Road
Napa, CA 94558

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