2019 Ridgecrest Vineyard Pinot Noir
Initial dense aromatics of brambly black currant and cherry cordials evolve to show hints of earthiness, reminiscent of mushrooms on the forest floor. As you pull the glass away, a thin thread of spice imparted from the barrels help lift and integrate the aromas. The palate is soft and lush, with dry grippy tannins that give way to light, quenching red fruit flavors on the finish. For the first time, we over-vintaged this wine, and it won't be the last.