RouteStock Route 116 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017
#66 - Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2019
The wine has a vibrant garnet color with an amazingly high-toned explosive nose of wild thyme, blood orange peel, raspberry and shiitake mushrooms. The palate is quite bright and lively with acidity and yet warm with flavors of orange blossom, red fruits, orange peel, well integrated French oak and thyme. There is a great generous fresh forward varietal fruit to the wine making it great to drink now or over the next few years. The balance of the wine keeps it fresh and at the same time mouth filling with expansive flavors. The wine finishes with a beautiful mouth-watering savory character that brings you back for glass after glass!
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
Wine SpectatorThis offers creamy raspberry, currant and wild plum flavors, supported by medium-grained tannins. The spicy finish lingers with chocolate notes and hints of mint. Drink now through 2023.
Wine EnthusiastIntensely earthy and diluted in fruit, this is a moderately ripe wine with a slight bitterness to the tannins. Its finish is laced in ash.