The 2017 Starscape Vineyard Pinot comes from the heart of the Russian River Valley. Its location benefits from the warm daytime temperatures and cool nights. It displays scents of dense plum, dark cherry, blood orange, followed by hints of violet, damp soil, lavender, clove and spices. On the palate this offers outstanding balance and focus, with a beautiful core of ripe red berries, forest floor and hints of citrus rind flavors the persist through the finish. This is fascinating today, especially with some air contact, but it should become even more compelling as it evolves over the next few years.
||Sonoma County, Russian River Valley