Typically, our RRV Pinot Noir exhibits bright crushed red fruits and are light to medium bodied wines that also present a lot of spice and some earthy notes. In certain vintages, there can be a shift in not only the structure of the wines, but also in the fruit ‘personality’ as well, and 2016 was one such year. While we picked at nearly the same sugar/fruit ripeness, the Pinots of 2016 are warm with dark fruit, richer tannins and broader shoulders. Black cherry with hints of mushroom, spice and toasted brioche aromas swirl in the glass. On first taste you get a sense of warmth with mixed red and black berries, rhubarb, stone fruit and a hint of brown sugar. The tannins are rich and mouth coating giving it a more masculine structure than previous vintages, but with adequate fruit presence this will be a wine to age for over 10 years.