VML 2018 Ivywood Pinot Noir
The 2018 is a delightfully complicated wine, playfully dancing between the elegant and the extravagant. Black tea, wild herb, cherry cola, eastern spice, and jammy strawberry all show up in the aromatics. The highlight of the tasting, though, is the texture. There is a softness on the palate that is pleasantly surprising, and moves the wine seamlessly front to back, with supporting dark fruit flavors. The finish conjures crisp acidity, inviting fruit, and hints of oak.