2017 Ravines Wine Cellars Pinot Noir
It's not every day that we get to taste wines from New York's Finger Lakes Regions. But if you're going to have the experience, then the 2017 Ravines Wine Cellars Pinot Noir is a great place to start! All of the berries are estate grown and there are two things that instantly got me excited about this wine even before tasting it. The color of the wine on the cork was exceptional for a Pinot Noir and the familiar Pinot aromas were hurdling out of the glass. The color was medium burgundy and crystal clear to the rim. Aromas of late season violets, dusty book, damp earth and muddled red fruit blended seamlessly and kept our interest throughout the tasting. There's a very bright and definitive acidity that marries cranberries, damp earth and cigar box flavors to make way to a medium finish. Wine was tasted over two nights - the first right out of the bottle - with similar notes. This Pinot Noir would easily hold its own against more expensive Oregon Pinot and we highly recommend this! Well done.
Finger Lakes, NY
Suggested retail price: $24.95
Drink The Bottles score: 92/100