2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
#3 of 4 super small-lot single vineyard Pinot Noir releases!
Beautifully aromatic and fresh right out of the bottle, with Bing cherry, cola notes and a floral/cardamom perfume. With some air, darker blueberry and blackberry fruit and lovely balsamic notes appear. Rich, luscious and full bodied on the palate, with flavors of black cherry and blueberry that finishes on a high note with plenty of spiced fruit. Juicy, fresh, lively, delicious!
Style: Medium, Smooth
Flavors: Blueberry, Cherry
As I've mentioned before, my favorite opportunity buys are shiners - bottles of wine that have no label on them. Some folks just happen to have a little bit extra out of big vintages like '12/'13/'14, and I was more than happy to scoop these up. Lot 482 is a single vineyard designate wine, was aged in the finest French oak, and has already been in bottle for two years. It is usually only sold in the producing winery's tasting room for $50-$60, but is available here today for only $22!