Rural Wine Company, Eagle Peak (Mendocino County, California) Pinot Noir 2019

($17):  The focus of this mid-weight and well-priced Pinot Noir is clearly on the fruity, cherry-juice aspect of that grape.  Suave tannins allow for immediate enjoyment.  It carries the 14 percent stated alcohol without difficulty.  A touch of sweetness in the finish allows consumers to enjoy it as a stand-alone aperitivo-type of wine or with spicy Latin America fare.
87 Michael Apstein May 17, 2022