"Cherry red. Correct sweet fruit with fine tannins and no exaggeration. On the sweet side but certainly not sickly. Really very nice freshness on the finish. 16.5/20 points."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Valravn Pinot Noir is an exploration of Sonoma County, anchored in the Russian River Valley. Noteable vineyards include Starscape (Middle Reach), Bohemian (Green Valley), Cleary Ranch (Freestone-Occidental), Sunnyslope (Bennett Valley), Gap’s Crown (Petaluma Gap), and Durell (Los Carneros). Tasting Notes: | Ample sun and a nearly ideal growing season made 2018 one of the best vintages that we’ve seen in our 10 years. Lush dark cherry, ripe strawberry, and hints of rose petals dominate the ultrafragrant nose. The palate shows the weight of the Russian River component, with rich fruit compote and hints of cedar spice, while the Sebastopol fruit shows beautiful elegance and mineral cut. An extraordinarily well-rounded wine with something for everyone.