Lot 582 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Lot 582
2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

#2 of 2 super small-lot single vineyard Pinot Noir releases!
$24
Opens with a deep, earthy complexity indicating a more profound structure. There's more French oak here as well, with chocolate-covered cherries jubilee on the nose. It’s dense on the palate at first, but with a few minutes of air it opens up nicely, with raspberry and vanilla notes wrapped around ample, big-grained tannins. Beautifully integrated thanks to a couple years in the bottle; very accessible now, but will age nicely over the next 5-10 years.
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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 extra in their cellars, and I’m more than happy to scoop them up when available!

Lot 582 is a single vineyard designate wine from a boutique winery in the heart of the Russian River Valley. This is a classically styled Pinot Noir on the richer side of the Pinot spectrum - 2013 was a fairly substantial vintage for power and finesse, and both are on display here. With three years bottle aging already done for you, the only cellaring needed is a week to let the wine recover from its journey and you're good to go! Usually only sold in the producing winery's tasting room for $60, available here for only $24! Only 100 cases available!

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