2019 Charles Smith 'Golden West' Pinot Noir, Columbia Valley, USA (750ml)
Very attractive aromas of sweet and sour fruit with cherries, strawberries and some orange peel. It’s medium-bodied with fine, firm tannins and a delicious chocolate and coffee undertone to the fruit at the end. 40% whole cluster. Handmade pinot. Drink now. - James Suckling, 93 pts
Coming from the talented team at K Vintners, the 2019 Pinot Noir comes from a mix of clones, spent a full 40 days on stems, and was aged 12 months in 15% new French oak. It reveals a medium ruby hue as well as perfumed cherry and raspberry fruits interwoven with notes of flowery incense, baking spices, and dried forest floor. Medium-bodied, nicely textured, and balanced, it has some firmer tannins (there's 30% stems), a layered, building mouthfeel, and terrific length. A terrific Pinot Noir, it will keep for 4-6 years, and I suspect it will be even better this time next year. - Jeb Dunnuck, 90 pts
Complex layers of aroma and flavor. Black raspberry, forest floor, Allspice and velvet theater drapes from the nose. Wild mushroom, limestone, suede and earth engulfs the palate that is full, elegant and precise as a rare Swiss timepiece.
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