2018 Corinne Cuvee Pinot Noir
Ruby red in the glass, this sequel to last season’s inaugural vintage of Corinne Cuvée makes for a compelling curtain call. Purely Pinot Noir through and through, the wine’s nose is redolent with red fruit, rose petals, and earth. The attack unfurls with notes of wild raspberry and cherry, along with hints of strawberry pastilles and shaved graphite. Bright and beautifully balanced, the wine demonstrates a deliciously delicate structure, and a graceful, nuanced complexity that portends a deft, lingering landing. Fermented 21 days on skins (10% whole cluster) in open-top stainless-steel tanks, and aged 16-months in 55% new French Oak, the wine reveals a subtle, softly layered panoply of flavors and a delicate acidity. True to its namesake, Corinne, this offering is lithesome and lovely, revealing a fetching freshness and vitality that will enhance any occasion with delightful anticipation.