Layered and sophisticated, this is a smooth, inviting Pinot. It’s packed with cherry, leather and blueberry. The fruit flavors are heightened by earthy notes, well-integrated toasty oak, and a hint of flower blossoms.
The Russian River appellation produces some deliciously aromatic wines that delight the nose, revealing cocoa, cherry and earthy notes. The wine is delightfully lively on the palate with ample ripe red fruits and a touch of leather and chocolate. There are some tannins on the finish, unusual for a classic Pinot Noir, but they quickly soften and linger on the palate.
This is a classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The aroma is thick with cherries, with notes of lavender, violets and fruit blossom. It is smooth and lean on the palate, despite the dark color and full aromas. The wine is tightly wound with fresh cut wood and earthy components that show this wine is ready to age.