Cirq. Bootlegger's Hill Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Winemaker Notes :
Aromatics: Bright raspberry and strawberry, pomegranate, red fruit, and geosmin, with subtle notes of rose hip tea. Flavors: Black cherry tea, a whisper of cardamom with a dense snap of pomegranate. Texture: Fine, moderate tannins, persistent elegance throughout, laying down nicely on the palate that is determined and mouthwatering, with an expression of wet rock.
Showing similar to last year’s tasting, the 2016 Pinot Noir Bootlegger's Hill is a beauty from Michael Browne that has plenty of kirsch and black cherry notes, medium to full body, a terrific floral and forest floor character, and sweet tannins. It’s opened up slightly since this time last year and should drink nicely for another 7-8 years.
The 2016 Pinot Noir Bootlegger's Hill is medium ruby in color and has an open nose of spiced cranberries, pomegranate, potpourri and kirsch with nuances of red berry jam, charcuterie and autumn leaves plus a hint of eucalyptus leaf. The palate is medium to full-bodied, lush and flavorful, with a pretty interplay of ripe fruits and earthy nuances. All that flavor is supported by finely grained tannins and integrated freshness, finishing long and layered. Bold, lush and delicious.
A zesty style, with white pepper and spice notes to the raspberry and red plum flavors. The crisp finish offers flinty accents. Drink now through 2021. 530 cases made.