Wine Advocate | Rating: 91Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2014 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley has expressive aromas of crushed red cherries, mulberries and black raspberries with touches of cinnamon stick, lavender, cloves and forest floor. Full-bodied with plenty of poise and finesse, the vibrant fruit layers are seamlessly matched by silky tannins and lively acidity, finishing long with the earthy nuances coming through.Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 97 bottles owned
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