Russian River Ranches is a beautiful, pale straw color. On the nose, this wine is a virtual cornucopia of aromatic fruit. It opens with scents of Bosc pear and Honeycrisp apple accentuated with notes of nougat, roasted nuts, oak spice and a touch of citrus blossom. True to the Russian River Ranches style, the wine is beautifully focused on the palate with bright acidity and a nicely balanced long, flavorful structure. This vintage is refreshing and juicy with crisp, zesty flavors of lemon, green apple, lime and barrel spice that dissolve to a light, creamy mid-palate before ending with SonomaCutrer’s signature citrus acidity that rounds out to a long, persistent finish.