2013 "knights valley" sonoma

one pinot noir

Varietal Makeup: 100% Pinot Noir (UNFILTERED)
AVA: Knights Valley, Sonoma County
Wine Maker: Eric Lyman
TA: 4.6 g/ L
pH: 3.45
Alcohol: 14%
Cooperage: French Oak Barrels
Cases Produced: 70

Score: 92 POINTS
Christopher Sawyer, "Somm to the Stars"

Price: $48 / 750ml

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TASTING NOTES:

Lovely and distinct with a light crimson hue, the wine opens up with fragrant aromas of ripe red fruits, dried rose petals, hibiscus tea, cinnamon, cocoa and roasted almonds. On the palate, the elegant flavors of wild strawberry, rhubarb and cherry are balanced with subtle hints of toffee, ruby grapefruit zest and savory spices. As the wine opens up, these flavors are complimented with soft, silky texture, perky acidity, and a lingering finish. Young, vibrant, and ready to please in each sip.
Food pairing suggestions: With fine cuisine, try this medium-bodied wine with soft and tangy cheeses, gourmet salads with fresh berries. grilled fish, gamey meats, pomegranate chicken, and pork tenderloin with berry chutney.