VML 2018 Moon Pinot Noir
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: 100% Russian River
Sub-Appellation: Green Valley, Middle Reach, Sebastopol Hills, Laguna Ridge
Oak Program: 26% New French
Would it be hyperbole to suggest that we are over the moon with this wine? We sure don’t think so. Like the celestial influence of the moon’s location between earth and stars this wine stylistically lands somewhere between the Sonoma Coast and more inland areas of the Russian River appellation. Floral and earth elements abound: this vintage is raspberry, dried flower petals, sandalwood, ripe cherry, and damp forest floor. The palate is incredibly soft, with notes of cherry filling and vanilla wafer. Spice mingles with strawberry, and creates an elegant and pleasant finish.