Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley – 2013
The 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir shows a classic Pinot nose of forest floor and ripe raspberry immediately upon pulling the cork. As it opens up, a cola note and aromas blue and black fruits add to the expressive nose. On the palate, the wine’s firm acidity anchors flavors of ripe raspberry, cranberry and strawberry, which are accompanied by a gravelly minerality. The wine has a richness and meatiness that melds seamlessly with the ripe berry component.