Armitage 2019 Pinot Noir Reserve
2019 Armitage Pinot Noir Heart of the Mountain Vineyard “Reserve” Santa Cruz Mountains
San Francisco Wine Panel Score 95+
Points Notably complex, focused and elegantly rich, the aromas of this classy Pinot Noir are a medley of Bing cherry, sour red cherry, cherry pit, sweet-pickled crab apple, red raspberry, dried orange peel tea, mulling-spice, toasted hazelnut and dried herbs. It is medium rich in body and gently piquant on the palate where flavors of cherry pit, orange zest and red apple skin are counter-pointed by mineral notes and polished tannins. The impression of class continues, as all of the pretty aromatic elements are reprised in a very long, truly delicious. Despite its current appeal it should improve for another three years or so. 160 cases produced.