2018 Starscape Pinot Noir
Single Vineyard Series
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: 100% Russian River Valley
Oak Program: 38% New French
The nose is super inviting, with bright strawberry, raspberry, chocolate, and cinnamon all present. The palate follows the nose closely, displaying lovely fruit tones. There is also decent weight on this wine, which intensifies the fruit – the pretty strawberry found on the aromatics moves closer to strawberry pie on the palate. The fruit is no doubt delicious, but maybe the most interesting part of this wine has more to do with the structure. A bright line runs through the background of the palate, and shines a bit brighter on the finish. This acidity both balances the fruit and creates a lively final punctuation.