Ramey Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
The 2016 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley was aged for 14 months in 49% new French oak. Pale to medium ruby-purple, the nose gives warm potpourri, cinnamon stick and autumn leaves scents with classic notes of cola and smoke over a core of warm cranberry sauce, blueberry compote and red cherry preserves. Light to medium-bodied, the palate offers concentrated red and black fruits with great layers of spice and earthy nuances. It has a soft frame of structuring tannins and vibrant acidity, finishing very long and layered. 1,623 cases produced.
Dark, brooding black fruit and strong tannin greet a rich, interwoven palate of full-bodied ripeness and cola in this lush red wine. The grapes are sourced from the warmer reaches of the appellation and show deep concentration lifted by moderate acidity.
Toasty oak weighs heavily on this now, lending a fancy wood side. May become more engaging with time, as the balance is there and the fruit, while modest, has room to grow. Best from 2019 through 2024. 1,623 cases made.