Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 2013 Pinot Noir River Block possesses a stunning inner-core of brilliant black cherries, black raspberries, spring flowers and a touch of earth as well as a medium to full-bodied, layered mouthfeel. Similar to a great grand cru from the Cote de Nuits, this beauty possesses the lushness to be approachable in its youth, but will not hit its stride for another 2-4 years, and should last for 12-15.Author: Robert Parker
The result has been a decades-long tradition of outstanding vintages: Silky-smooth, fruit-forward Pinot Noirs; rich, opulent Chardonnays; and tangy, food-friendly Sauvignon Blancs.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 80 bottles owned
- 24 collectors