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Emeritus Vineyards 2016 Hallberg Ranch Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

From Sonoma-Cutrer founder                                           
New Pinot Noir from Brice Jones, founder of pioneering winery Sonoma-Cutrer. Limited.

93 Points James Suckling: "Very attractive aromas of ripe dark cherries here with a swath of blueberries and violets, too. The palate has a supple, smooth and glossy feel with a sleek array of fine tannins, folding out long and smooth at the finish. Solid pinot here. Drink or hold."

92 Points Wine Enthusiast: "From the producer's vast estate vineyard this wine is powusiasterfully built in tannin and rich red-cherry fruit, with an enviable intensity of flavor. A grippy texture underlies an expansive weight and breadth of structure, with deft elements of cola and spicy cinnamon."

The Emeritus 2016 Hallberg Ranch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast has the signature cranberry, sour black cherry and dried orange rind aromas, complimented by lightly toasted nuts and licorice. Driven by black spice, earth and a hint of fresh tea leaf, the flavors of the many clones and blocks reveal themselves in multiple layers.

The home ranch of Emeritus Vineyards lies along Sonoma County’s Goldridge-an eight mile long, low ridge running from Sebastopol to Forestville in the lower reach of the Russian River Valley. The ranch lies in the sub-appellation Green Valley. The Goldridge is America’s Cote de Nuits, home to many top Pinot Noir producers

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