Sonoma-Cutrer, Russian River Valley (Sonoma County, California) Pinot Noir 2019

($30):  Sonoma-Cutrer, a leading Sonoma producer, bottles a bevy of Pinot Noirs.  This, their “entry level” offering, is a good example of Russian River Pinot Noir.  Though fruit-focused, attractive earthy, leafy notes appear with air and add complexity.  Its fruitiness comes through in the finish as a hint of sweetness.  Suave, silky tannins mean you could enjoy this now.  Refreshing uplifting acidity in the finish brings you back for another sip.
88 Michael Apstein Oct 12, 2021