Emeritus Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015
|California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
This wine has the signature cranberry, sour black cherry and dried orange rind aromas, complimented by lightly toasted nuts and licorice. Driven by black spice, earth and a hint of fresh tea leaf, the flavors of the many clones and blocks reveal themselves in multiple layers. The 2015 Hallberg Ranch is gorgeous now and will reward those who are able to wait.
In a vintage that saw early bud break an uneven fruit set, this shows ample concentration and thick tannin. Velvety on the palate, it features voluptuous flavors of lavender, orange, cherry and strawberry around a backbone of distinctive acidity.