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Metz Road Riverview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020 – Successfully Straddles the Line Between Being Shy & Ostentatious

Metz Road, Riverview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020, Monterey, California, Wine Casual

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.

Rating: 92 points
Price: $36
Alcohol: 14.5%
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: July 14, 2022

This wine was submitted for review.

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