August Briggs 2015 Russian River Pinot Noir
Since this is our 21st bottling of Pinot Noir from the great Russian River Valley this wine needs no introduction! Upfront effusive aromas of Bing cherry, forest floor and toasty oak make the bouquet intoxicating. It is elegant and plush on the mouth feel with a mélange of red fruits and toast. Fleshy on the palate, there is weight without heaviness, owing to the balanced acidity. It has ample fruit flavors showing plenty of zesty raspberry and candied cherry flavors, accentuated by a hint of truffle along with a juicy, but nicely structured finish of red-fruit and hints of dried spice & orange peel.