Jeb Dunnuck 96 Points: “Another Russian River cuvée, the 2019 Pinot Noir Jentoft Vineyard Ryan is a deeper ruby, translucent color and has a gorgeous array of black raspberry and cherry fruits supported by ample spice box, savory flowers, rose petals, and dried bouquet garni-like nuances. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and fleshy, with the more rounded, supple style of the vintage, it’s ideal for enjoying over the coming 7-8 years, probably longer, but there’s no need to delay gratification more than a year or two.”
Andy Smith Winemaker: “Grown on shallow hillside soils, the wine’s structure has a sharp, youthful edge that creates a pulsating electric character. The cool freshness of the air in this heavily forested site, surrounded by redwoods, translates into a multitude of savory nuances and sweet herbal scents in the wine’s aromas. This is a fascinating and delicious wine from a unique place – a great terroir. Dynamic, lifted tiny berry fruits dominate the aromas which are unmistakably coastal in style, at once cool, dark, and penetrating. There’s a deep fruit intensity to this wine, but it maintains a brightness and mineral focus that is unique to its site. All elements are pushing in the same direction: seamless, focused, and direct. Licorice, macerated cherries, and cassis glide across the palate. A lilting woodsy fragrance lingers. Drink between 2022 and 2032. “
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