This is a pretty classic RRV Pinot Noir. It skirts the line between elegance and brawn nicely. A nice value for a Pinot Noir of this quality. Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has sour cherries, slight root beer, and baking spices. Really a great texture. Creamy but with some cut to it. It dances on the palate which has plenty of cherry fruit and sunshine. Slight char note underlying the fruit. Nice finish. This is young and needs some cellaring or air. It unwinds a bit in the glass but gives the impression of more to come. It should be cellared for three to five more years and will drink well for either to ten years after that. It will work well with roasted fowl dishes.