Russian River Valley, California
Jeb Dunnuck 93 points! Vinous 90 points!
Holdredge Pinot Noir Rolling Thunder is a beautiful wine gem of Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley of Sonoma. Holdredge is a true Mom and Pop winery; all of the work is done by either John or Carri Holdredge. They have no employees, and their winery is in an old red barn that has housed wineries off and on since prohibition. John and Carri operate under two main beliefs: first, wine is made in the vineyard, not in the cellar, and second, that wine is better able to express the place where it is actually from when there is minimal intervention. Holdredge wines are elegant, balanced and nuanced, reflecting the individual vineyard's "voice" as John likes to call it. We enjoyed a memorable visit with them in September 2012 and loved both the two of them and their wines!
"... deep, layered, concentrated, and classic Russian River."-Jeb Dunnuck, 93 points!
"True to its name and place, this is a very ripe, almost dense wine that is all about power. A dramatic nose carries dark fruit aromatics that carry the wine, and the richness is palate-coating from front to back. But for me, the refined silkiness the ripe tannins provide is what sets it apart- it is at once masculine yet smooth; grace matched with power. I absolutely loved this wine in tank before we bottled it, and thought it was destined to be a standout for us. While it is a wine that pairs well with everything from salmon to the bigger cuts of meat (steaks, chops etc.), it is also quite delicious to enoy on its own (with a friend of course) 150 cases made." -John Holdredge
Enjoy Holdredge Pinot Noir Rolling Thunder with roast pork, grilled salmon, veal Milanese and aged cheeses.