2018 Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
TASTING NOTES: Rich, bing cherry and leather on the nose, with underlying notes of baking spices. On the palate, acid highlights notes of cranberries and Santa Rosa plums, accompanied with traces of cacao nibs and forest floor. The structure is solid; due to the acid and tannin structure, this wine will age exceptionally well in your cellar.
Wine & Spirits Magazine
“This classic Russian River Valley pinot noir comes from a vineyard in the Green Valley, just north of Sebastopol, where Brice Cutrer Jones converted an apple orchard to pinot noir vines. Dry farmed on Gold Ridge soil, it’s now the home vineyard for his Emeritus wines, and the source for this classic Russian River Valley pinot noir. Generous from the moment it’s first poured, with a brash gaminess to its tannins, it develops clarity as it opens with air. Silky and bold, with flavors of ripe cherries and tart cranberries.”