RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY, PINOT NOIR
91 POINTS - Wine Spectator
GOLD MEDAL - 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Intl. Wine Competition
"Pretty hues of purple and rose-red around the edges of the glass. On the nose - a sensory cacophony of forest floor, bacon fat, sun-ripened berries and a wild, visceral, almost primal aromatic attitude that is... sexy. The complexity continues on the palate, with an entry of perfectly balanced, juicy acidity matching the broad, contained tannin structure. Mid-palate expands, filling the mouth with red berries framed by exotic and savory spices, tapering to a long, harmonious finish echoing the bacon fat seen in the nose and a lingering complexity of earth and berry and forest floor that leaves one requiring yet another sip, and another...
Pure Hedonist Balance."
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Aging: 100% French Oak, 20% New