2017 Sonoma-Cutrer 'Winemaker's Release Vine Hill Flanc de Coteaux Blocs' Pinot Noir Russian River

$51.95

I wonder if the winemaker had a hard time letting go of this year’s “Winemaker’s Release.” It’s so enticing and complex, we’d want to keep it all to ourselves. On the nose, dark berries and black plum mingle with juniper, cinnamon, cedar and earth. There’s an abundance of savory tension that rounds out to a lively acidity and juicy, lingering finish. Powerfully pure and focused, keep both hands on this one.

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Winemaker:
Zidanelia Arcidiacono
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
16 Months
Oak Treatment:
100% French oak
Appellation:
Sonoma
Sub-Appellation:
Russian River Valley
Vineyard:
Vine Hill
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %:
14.4%
Score Wine Spectator:
92
SKU #:
1048967
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WS92

Wine Spectator

Intense red currant and raspberry flavors are flanked by accents of gunmetal and dried herbs in this firm, direct version. Leafy accents show on the savory finish. Powerfully pure and focused. Drink now through 2025.