12 Bottle Case Balletto Russian River Pinot Noir 2017 Rated 90WE EDITORS CHOICE w/ Free Shipping
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Wine Enthusiast Review
This wine starts with a delicate entry of fresh red fruit and crisp acidity. As it opens, layers of forest floor and cardamom reveal themsevles on the well-structured palate.
Wine Tasting Notes
This ruby-colored Pinot Noir has an intense aromatic profile that begins with equal parts bright red fruit and warm savory elements. Then, there's a touch of dark toast and forest-floor earthliness that round out the aromas and give it extra depth. The smells are complex and ever changing in the glass over time. In the mouth, the brambly fruit aromas reappear and are surrounded by a perfect viscosity that has plenty of weight without going over the top. A crisp acidity keeps the wine lively and intertwines nicely with the structure. It's full across the palate with fine, coco-like tannins and a nice dose of astringency that lends additional grip and structure to this wine. Overall, the wine has struck the fine balance between delicate and structured, and will improve with bottle aging during the next three to five years (or more). It is undeniably Pinot Noir grown and made to be distinct, elegant and delicious.