2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
#4 of 4 super small-lot single vineyard Pinot Noir releases!
The epitome of pure California style RRV PN, this wine is a study in power and class. Boldly aromatic, with evolving notes of black cherry and blackberry overlaid with raspberry cola aromas and high-toned florals. Ripe and powerful nose, with an equally rich palate packed with deep cherry and complimentary oak notes. Velvety, complex, and oozing with luscious sap, this wine is notable for its teeth-staining quality while remaining soft on the palate. Definitely a big, classy Pinot Noir that combines rich, full bodied fruit with a soft, velvety texture and a long finish.
Style: Medium, Smooth
Flavors: Cherry, Oak
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 483 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 $24!