Talisman Pinot Noir Gus' 2017
2017 Talisman Pinot Noir Gus's Vineyard Russian River Valley
San Francisco Wine Panel Score 95+ Points
Well evolved, rich and notably complex, the nose of this classy Pinot Noir unfolds as a harmonious bouquet of Bing cherry galette, blackberry cobbler. mace, baking spice, hazelnut nougat and sweet forest mushroom scents. There is fine zest on the palate along with polished tannins, yet tongue-coating fruit that mirrors the nose clearly dominates. The finish proves as generous as expected and sweet-natured notes of cherry, dark berry and sweet and savory spice hold center-stage to the very end. Delicious from the moment the cork is pulled, it should provide great pleasure over the next five years and beyond.