St. Innocent Villages Cuvée Pinot Noir 2013
Wine SpectatorLight and tangy, with a nice zip of acidity enlivening the cherry and black tea flavors. Finishes with modest intensity but real persistence. Drink now through 2019. 2,210 cases made.
Wine EnthusiastFruit from six vineyards that comprise the winery's vineyard-designate series is blended into this village cuvée. At first it seems stiff, almost severe, remaining tightly wound for hours. Gradually the fruit emerges, with rhubarb, cranberry and raspberry notes, and highlights of citrus rind in a high-acid finish.