This is a 100% Pinot Noir from California's Russian River Valley.  It is designated as a "Reserve" although there doesn't appear to be any such designation on the label.  The way to tell is that it does say Russian River Valley on the label.  Either way, this is an outstanding Pinot Noir and more than fairly priced for the quality.  Deep ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose has fresh cherries with slight cherry pie filling, licorice and slight cola notes.  While not a delicately styled Pinot, it is also not huge.  More middle of the road for a California Pinot.  Medium to full bodied.  Light tannins.  On the  palate, black cherries, and slight sour cherry notes with a bit of baking spices underneath.  A long finish.  This drink great on its own and will be a nice match with roasted fowl.  Drink over the next ten years.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93
Vintage: 
2019
Current Price: 
$45.00USD

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