2018 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir $62
The 2018 Russian River Valley Pinot noir leads with a bouquet of lavender, crushed cherries, and notes of fresh blue and red fruit. Aged in a modest 20% new oak, only the faintest suggestion of toasted oak and graphite frames the rich cherry, raspberry, and ripe blueberry flavors on the palate. 2018 was a cool growing season, and as a consequence the wine has a vibrant freshness that complements its depth and density. Fine-grained tannins and tart acidity provide lift, structure, and balance. Peak drinking window: 2020 through 2027.