2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Russian River Pinot Noir from the much-heralded 2013 vintage purchased in “shiner” (bottle of wine with no label) from one of the best Pinot Noir consulting winemakers on the North Coast.
Ripe but pure, with deftly deployed oak that lifts and elevates but never overpowers. It soars out of the glass with an absolutely gorgeous mélange of wild strawberry, raspberry and black cherry pitched against a supporting cast of earthy, Burgundian-style componentry. The super pretty, super pure nose also has a real spicy, feral quality to it in the best way. Exquisitely balanced on the palate with lush fruit that comes in waves in a long, smooth finish. This is first class Pinot Noir all the way.
Style: Medium, Fruity
Flavors: Cherry, Raspberry