Balletto 2018 Pinot Noir
2018 Balletto Estate Grown Estate Bottled Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)
Earthy and lively in citrus and fresh acidity, this wine is a wonderful showcase of its cool-climate leanings and ability to coax texture from the variety. Red fruited in cherry and strawberry, it remains delicate on the palate and crisp on the finish. Virginie Boone 12/1/2020
NVWE Notes: Bright and appealingly rich, the nose of this clearly Russian River bottling poises scents of pomegranate, red raspberry, whortleberry, pink rose and pink peppercorn above undercurrents of sandalwood, baking-spice and dried rosemary. In the mouth, it is medium-bodied and soft-edged, yet delivers forthcoming flavors that accurately carry the promised aromatic package toward a lingering, supple finish. Things end on a note of genteel harmony which suggests good service with a variety of cuisines. 17,300 cases produced.