This fine-knit Pinot Noir is an unexpected delight with its bright, carbonic, candied fruit and floral pastille notes. Ripe strawberries and black raspberries burst in a mineral-laden structure with a touch of maritime salinity. We can’t decide if it’s serious or seriously fun... Can’t it be both?
A barrel blend, the 2019 Pinot Noir Cumberland Reserve has a medium ruby-purple color and opens with some flinty tones over cranberries, bitter citrus and amaro aromas. Grainy and fresh, the medium-bodied palate offers crunchy fruits and fine earthy accents, finishing long, uplifted and spicy.
This is a blend of various parcels and delivers a regional expression, which is a handy one from vintage 2019. Ripe red-cherry, some bracken, wild-herb and toasted baking-spice notes lead to an approachable palate that has smoothly rendered tannins and bright red cherry on center stage.