Pinot Noir, Toboni Vineyard, Russian River Valley – 2013
The profile of the 2013 Toboni Vineyard Pinot Noir is classic Russian River Valley. The nose is full of sweet spice and raspberry-based aromas. Notes of cocoa powder, bacon, fresh raspberries and fig come in waves as this complex and tightly knit wine opens up over many minutes and even hours. More complex aromas of raspberry coulis, roast duck, grilled pancetta and gingersnap begin to develop with time in the glass. The finish is long and persistent with a mouth-watering nose of cinnamon bun, graham cracker and violets rewarding the taster who allows the wine time to fully open up in the glass.