This Pinot slams my senses. I’ve not had a Pinot Noir this good since I was in Burgundy and trespassed the DRC properties and drank their world class wines. Hopkins Ranch Pinot will shower you with complex aromas and flavors if allowed to rest in your finest Riedel stemware for 18 minutes. As the ancient proverb states, “You smell, you try, you like, you buy.”
AROMA: Dark cherry, raspberry/strawberry, white plums, apricots, floral, violets, lilacs, and dried vanilla. Delicately complex.
TASTE & TEXTURE: Classically proportioned Russian River Pinot. clear acidity, bright cherries, elegant lightness of body, strawberries, fruity! Delicate spicey oak, lush, mouthwatering, mouth coating, fruity length with balanced acidity, cherry, minerality about it.
WINEMAKER NOTES: This terroir-driven wine echoes the loamy, silty soil of the Hopkins River Ranch.
Fun to drink and analyze the layered complexities. Fresh petrichor flavors, soft tannins, balancing acidity. Ready to drink sooner than later, a ripe year. The tannins in this wine will pair with numerous dishes.
BEST ENJOYED: Drink now or age for 3 to 5+ years from vintage date.
Case Production 202
TA 5.9 g/L