Pinot Noir | 750ml | ABV 14.1%
We were extremely lucky to have received an allocation of this Senses vintage because the winery's already extended mailing list is currently backlogged by 18 months! Now, from Thirsty, you have the opportunity to bypass the waiting line and jump right up front to get your hands on their incredibly serious and refined Russian River Valley Pinot Noir made by the world-class winemaking mind: Thomas Rivers Brown. The 2016 vintage is nearly opaque and dark ruby in colour with violet accents leading out to a soft pink rim. From nose to palate, the wine is all about purity, showing beautiful aromas of fresh-picked lilac, violets, herbs and roses, all blended with a wonderful assortment of wild fruits like black cherry blossoms, black raspberry, Damson plums, forest floor and white tea leaf, rounded out by subtle baking spice complexities. The palate is supple and perfectly ripe, thanks to a medium-bodied and plushly textured structure that provides a smooth, fine-grained tannins with a refreshing lift. This Pinot here is built to age over the next decade and beyond, but if you plan to consume a bottle now that is also highly recommended.
100% Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
90 points – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate