Orrin-Sage 2014 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Valley
This Pinot is lush and complex exuding notes of oak, black cherry, dark chocolate, and tobacco, with underlying hints of lavender, dried sage, leather and black currant. It integrates seamlessly from beginning to end. Classic of the Pinot Noir varietal, it has a big, round, sumptuous mid-palate and a sexy, silky, smooth finish. This wine can be enjoyed now through 2022.
"One glance and the brilliantly shimmering transparent cherry red color starts pulling you in. Then comes the enticing nose with ripe black cherries, bright pomegranate, allspice, nutmeg, wet leather, fragrant dried lavender and a touch of vanilla. On the palate, a mesmerizing cascade of flavors including crushed black raspberries, tart cherry, fresh sage leaf, candied lime peel and hints of Asian spices. It's so alluring that your instinct to swallow will override your will to allow it to linger longer on your palate... and when you do, you'll be left with a penetrating, long, highly pleasurable finish that absolutely begs for another sip."
96 Points and where have you been all my life...
Kevin M Vogt, Master Sommelier