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2019 Emeritus Vineyards Pinot Noir "Pinot Hill East"

Emeritus 2019 Pinot Hill East Pinot Noir

Winery: Emeritus Vineyards

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Pinot Hill East"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $78

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 93 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: December 26, 2022

Wine Review: This translucent and dark red colored Pinot Noir from Emeritus opens with a black cherry and pomegranate bouquet with hints of clove. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is well-balanced, polished, and silky. The flavor profile is gentle spiced red plum, pomegranate, and oak blend with notes of stony minerality. I also detected hints of black tea and clove. The finish is dry, and its flavors and acidity drift away nicely. The Tasting Panel would pair this Pinot with a grilled Scottish salmon. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Like Pinot Hill itself, this wine seems to exist on that borderline between cool coastal fog and wind and the fleeting warmth of the sun. The influence of the Pacific is echoed in the mélange of sweet and savory flavors, with aromas of ocean air and dried strawberries mingling with notions of sesame oil and sunflowers. The tannins are taut like a bowstring, providing a flexible quality that adds energy to the rich red berry flavors as they glide to a bright, soaring finish. This is a fabulous food wine that should be served just a touch warmer than cellar temperature.

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