Rusack Reserve Pinot Noir 2018
|Region||California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills|
Showcasing classic Santa Rita Hills (Sta. Rita Hills AVA) characteristics, our Reserve Pinot Noir is a great example of the outstanding terroir-driven wines this area can produce. Enticing aromas of bright red cherries, red raspberries and cola jump from the glass while, on the palate, flavors of black cherry and cinnamon blend with velvety tannins for an elegant, silky mouth feel.
The 2018 Pinot Noir Reserve (Sta. Rita Hills) stands out in this range for its texture and breadth. Inky red and purplish berry fruit envelop the palate as the 2018 shows off its curves. The blend of 70% John Sebastiano and 30% Fiddlestix is compelling. This is such an alluring Pinot.
Bold aromas of black cherry, cola cream and boysenberry jam are appealing on the nose of this cuvée of the John Sebastiano and Fiddlestix vineyards. The flavors are rich and unctuous as expected, with creamy tannins infused into black cherry and clove flavors.
Deeper colored and from the Sta. Rita Hills, the 2018 Pinot Noir Reserve gives up plenty of mulberry and darker currant fruits as well as ample spice, leafy herbs, and dried, savory earth notes. With background oak, medium-bodied richness, and plenty of length, this solid effort is going to evolve for 7-8 years.