RouteStock Route 116 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
#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!
Svelte, with a crisp minerally composure to the dried raspberry and berry flavors that are well-structured. Finish offers notes of forest floor, with floral accents. Drink now through 2024. 4,380 cases made. Kim Marcus, June 2020
A wealth of savory earthiness is met by layers of balanced black cherry, wood and sage in this well-made, attractively priced wine. The oak and tannin are well mannered and integrated, allowing room for the acidity and subtle baking spice to linger.
The Tasting Panel
Smooth, fresh and earthy with bright cherry and lively spice; silky texture, crisp acidity and a long finish. Anthony Dias Blue, June 2020