Wine Advocate | Rating: 93Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Reserve Russian River Valley is a little reduced to begin, offering rubber and tar hints over a core of wild blueberries, plums and black raspberries plus touches of pepper and dried herbs. Medium to full-bodied and savory in the mouth with firm, chunky tannins and just enough freshness, it finishes with a spark of cracked black pepper. 325 cases produced.Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 31 bottles owned
- 5 collectors