2012 Terlato Family Vineyards Russian River Pinot Noir
The wine’s color when young is often compared to that of garnet, frequently being much lighter than that of other red wines. This is entirely natural as Pinot Noir has a lower skin anthocyanin (coloring matter) content than most other red varieties. Red fruits (raspberries, strawberries, black cherries) with hints of violets and spice. This excellent wine is rich and complex but also relatively light, the wine’s acidity frames it nicely and will pair well with a number of dishes including pork, chicken, beef and game. Well-integrated tannins and a silky smooth finish.
“Ethereal layers of baked strawberry invite one in to this wine, a lightly colored celebration of rose, damp earth and herb. Framed around a compact structure, the wine is airy and bright, with subtle oak and a medium body. The finish is long and velvety.” – Wine Enthusiast