WindRacer Pinot Noir Russian River 2013 | Lush, Composed Elegance
WindRacer Pinot Noir Russian River 2013 is bright ruby color with dark cherry and fresh red flowers. Adding juicy plum show a kiss of smoke while black tea, cherry cola, and rhubarb pie fill the mind. As a result a classically styled Russian River Pinot with a composed elegance. A collaboration of noted women winemakers Peggy Furth and Barbara Banke.
93JS | A red that is all about ripe and round textured tannins. WindRacer Pinot Noir Russian River 2013 is lovely and soft. Full body. While exuding ripe fruit yet fresh and savory. Drink now.
A collaboration of two famed women in the wine industry
This WindRacer Pinot Noir Russian River 2013 is for fans of the ripe and lush Pinot Noir that has made Russian River Valley California’s capital for Burgundy varieties. While earning a glowing 93 points from James Suckling. Notably, the Pinot is the product of a partnership between two of the most impressive names in California wine: Peggy Furth of Sonoma County’s benchmark Chalk Hill Winery, and Barbara Banke of Jackson Family Wines. Their portfolios include a bevy of 100-point Lokoya wines, Verité, and Cardinale brands.
These women are guided by their six combined decades building some of California’s greatest wines. And their mission at WindRacer is to express California’s world-class sites for Burgundy varieties. Most of all, they hit the bullseye with the WindRacer Pinot Noir Russian River 2013. Which at $29.99 per bottle — is neck-and-neck with wines that fetch twice the price.
Peggy Furth of Chalk Hill Winery
WindRacer is not only a collaboration between two of the North Coast’s most accomplished women. But it’s a good-natured competition between them — and the two California regions that each believes does Burgundy best. While WindRacer makes lean and focused wines from Anderson Valley — the appellation that Barbara Banke fiercely champions. In addition to the opulent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the AVA favored by Peggy Furth: Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley.
It should come as no surprise that Furth takes up for Sonoma County. While she and her then-husband Fred Furth played a big part in its rise, turning Chalk Hill Winery into one of California’s most recognizable Chardonnays. And putting the Chalk Hill AVA on the map in the process. Before entering the wine business, Peggy had risen to become the first woman to hold an officer position at Kellogg’s. She was an extremely involved owner at Chalk Hill, and by the time the Furths sold the winery, was serving as CEO.
Jackson Family Wines Barbara Banke
Barbara Banke, the other half of WindRacer’s eminent team, is part of one of the First Families of Sonoma wine and, as proprietor of Jackson Family Wines, manager of an impossible-to-list number of top California brands. Together, there is little that the two women have not accomplished. At WindRacer, they have kept the focus small — making just two Chardonnays and two Pinot Noirs — and set the bar high.