VML 2018 Stars Pinot Noir
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: 100% Russian River Valley
Sub – Appellations: Sebastopol Hills, Green Valley
Oak: 28% New French
The 2018 is sufficiently dark and brooding, certainly for a coastal Pinot Noir, with aromatics of allspice, forest floor, ripe cherry, gun flint, and a hint of stemmy herbs from the 15% whole cluster during fermentation. This wine floods the palate, coating the mouth completely, albeit elegantly, with candied fruit notes and oak inspired vanilla. The finish is quite lovely, with rounded acidity, elegant spice, and textured dark fruit.