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2017 River Road Pinot Noir "Stephanie's Cuvee"

River Road 2017 Stephanie's Cuvee Pinot Noir

Winery: River Road

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Stephanie's Cuvee"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $30

Cases produced: 826

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: May 8, 2020

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Pinot Noir from River Road opens with an earthy black cherry, blackberry and oak bouquet. I also detected a hint of black licorice. On the palate, it is medium to full bodied, smooth, slightly creamy, refined and fruity. The flavor profile is a black cherry-cola and blackberry with vanilla notes. I enjoyed its overall structure. Its sticky tannins lingered nicely on the extended finish. I would pair this Russian River Pinot Noir with an herb encrusted rack of lamb. - Joe

Winemaker Notes: This elegantly smooth, yet complex Pinot Noir is medium bodied, It has blueberry aromas and Bing cherry flavors. Subtle vanilla lingers on your palate for a delicate finish. This Pinot will pair well with braised lamb shanks and all salmon dishes.

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