Cranberry sauce and mixed berries greet the nose with classic accents of earth and potpourri. The medium bodied palate shows a compelling blend of broad tannins and minerality, plus a pretty seductive acidity touched by smoky oak. This bright, spicy Pinot Noir is a juicy treat paired with even spicier food.
The 2018 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is a fabulous introduction to these wines. Bright and juicy, the 2018 captures all of the natural radiance of the Russian River while retaining terrific nuance and vibrancy. Ripe red/purplish fruit, rose petal, spice and mint all race out of the glass. Perfumed floral notes resonate on the finish. The 2018 is so delicious - it is the sort of bottle that is opened and then immediately finished.