A medium ruby color suggests a softer wine, but one swirl reveals that the Gold Ridge Pinot Noir is anything but a lightweight. Rich blackberry. raspberry and blueberry explode from the glass, accompanied by pepper, coca bean, and a hint of grilled meat. Incredibly lush blackberry, blueberry and currant greet the palate and are joined as they linger by a hint of char and wild raspberry. This rich, full-bodied Pinot refuses to subside on the finish, with concentrated blackberry and just a touch of dark chocalate.
"An extraordinary wine. It’s the essence of Russian River Pinot, squared, a big, concentrated, dramatic wine that never loses sight of elegance. Offers a tapestry of cherry pie with the crust, red currant, cherry liqueur and smoky sandalwood flavors that finish with intricate Indian spices. Drink now through 2013."