Rivers-Marie 2019 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
This is the first offering of our Sonoma Coast bottling exclusively from Riddle Vineyard. As we continue to grab more and more of this vineyard, the ability to craft a standalone wine has become pretty simple. We use a little bit of every clone from the site and position those components to complement each other. The Mount Eden is picked early to add elegance and aromatic finesse, the 828 fills the mid-palate with sweet red and black fruit and the Pommard provides the structure that frames the finish. The wine is tightly packed with a little nervous energy and some zippy acidity to add freshness. The fruit mix moves from black back to red as the high-toned notes kick in. The savory components come up in the finish with licorice and gravelly earth, all with a floral top note.