Metz Road, Riverview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020, Monterey, California
Tasting Note: A pinot that straddles the line between being shy and ostentatious and that delivers a decidedly-red-fruit-led tasting experience.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of red cherry, rhubarb, strawberry, rosehip and dried cranberry with hints of dried mushroom and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied pinot noir has medium-plus-intensity red-fruit flavors suggested on the nose along with hints of raspberry compote supported by medium acidity and ripe, slightly-grippy, medium tannin.
A pinot noir that shoots above its price point in quality-to-value terms.
See 2019 vintage review.
Bottle Note: Vineyard: Riverview, Winemaker: Casey Di Cesare. Winemaking: In-vineyard yeast fermentation. Clones: 115, 777, Calera, Pommard Clone. Soil: Well-drained decomposed granite. Soil: Well-drained decomposed granite. Harvest: August 27 – October 5, 2020. Production: 63 Barrels.
Tasting Date: July 14, 2022
This wine was submitted for review.