2017 Cattleya Cuvée Number One Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 135 cases, $50. Grapes were sourced from the cool Green Valley. Pommard (includes whole cluster) and 115 in about equal proportions. Each clone was fermented separately in a stainless steel open-top tank. 100% de-stemmed, 10- day cold soak. Aged in French oak barrels, 50% new. Bottled in August 2018 unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas of purple grape, savory herbs and tobacco. Well-spiced flavors of black cherry and black raspberry taking on more appeal over time in the glass. The wine has wellintegrated, fine-grain tannins and a glamorous finish offering both savory and fruity pleasures. Score: 93. Reviewed June 4, 2019

Winery: Cattleya Wines
From article: Russian River Valley: Pisoni/Lucia, Cattleya, Benovia, Furthermore & Small Vines