Arista Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014

$60.00

SKU 11367

750ml

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The 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a beautifully pure expression of the 2014 growing season in the heart of Sonoma County. This cuvée was made with a modest amount of new oak influence to allow the character of the vintage to take center stage. On the nose, copious amounts of juicy blue and red fruits testify to the warm, dry growing season. Notes of gingerbread, pain grille, raspberry reduction and wild strawberry follow suit. The palate boasts an exquisite purity of fruit centered on crushed cherries and fresh raspberries. Perfectly balanced on the palate, the wine is rich and long with just enough acid to pair with the soft, slightly chalky tannins for a pleasant, extended finish. Peak drinking window: 2016 through 2026.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Arista
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine EnthusiastA best-of blend from several of the producer's vineyard sites, this wine explodes in flavor and complexity as though celebrating each site's individual beauty and potential. Black pepper and crisp orange and pomegranate flavors show through its layered and focused texture-a savory package with a seemingly endless finish.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2017
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Wine SpectatorGenerous, from the light smoky and toasty aromas to the core of strawberry, raspberry, plum and blackberry. Offers depth, persistence and length. Drink now. 2,174 cases made.

James Laube, September 30, 2016