2015 Screen Door Cellars Roan Family Vineyard Green Valley of Russian River Valley

14.2% alc., 50 cases, $65. The Donnel family met the Roan family at schools their children attended. 100% Pommard clone. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Enchanting aromas of red cherry and sandalwood lead to a very charming wine that exudes pinotosity. Only modest in weight, but intensely flavored with luxurious tastes of cherry, red berry, brown sugar and spice. The wine displays cool climate vibrancy, a mellow finish and impeccable balance. A stunning wine that offers everything you look for in Pinot Noir. The lighter color may put some drinkers off, but you would be regretfully remiss. I was tasting eight Pinot Noirs and this wine was tasted at the end. It immediately made me sit up in my chair, stare at the glass and smile. Score: 96. Reviewed May 7, 2017

Winery: Screen Door Cellars
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines