Balletto 2018 Pinot Noir BCD
2018 Balletto Pinot Noir BCD Vineyard Russian River Valley
NVWE Notes: Elegant, focused and already noteworthy despite its obvious youth, this emerging Pinot Noir offers focused scents of red cherry, dark boysenberry, red raspberry, violet, white tea, pink peppercorn, coriander seed and sandalwood. Red boysenberry and raspberry dominate on the palate, with coriander, sandalwood, hazelnut and star anise in close support. This combination carries through a lingering, ultimately feminine finish where polished tannins add a trace of youthful coarseness. Attractive for its dinner-balance already, it is eighteen months from its full expression. 750 cases made.
Lively, spicy and earthy, with an underlying foundation of dried herb, this wine offers buzzy energy and tension. Bright, racy acidity gives it life and length, finishing in black cherry, currant and black tea. Virginie Boone 12/1/2020