Zepaltas Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2013 (750ml/12)
At Zepaltas Wines, the main goal is to produce wines that are balanced, pure and reflect the places and people who had a hand in making the wines what they are. Their favorite sources for fruit are the cooler parts of Western Sonoma County (Russian River Valley & Sonoma Coast), and the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterrey County. Zepaltas winery tries to produce wines that go well with food, and have the potential to evolve into greater things throughout the aging process.
Wine Enthusiast"A kirsch-like liqueur comes to the fore on the palate, before dried rose and herb demand attention of their own. From dry-farmed fruit, this Pinot is light in oak presence and weight, finishing pretty and refined." - Virginie Boone, May 2015
Wine & Spirits Magazine"A luxurious pinot noir, this wine's dark flavors of blackberry and black raspberry feel mellow and well proportioned. Chocolate-rich tannins and a hint of stewed fruit show its ripeness, balanced by fresher tones of violets. Serve this with venison medallions brightened with a red currant sauce." - April 2008