Itís never easy to please a Goddess, but Five Riverís Pinot Noir brings smiles. Theyíve carefully selected wonderfully flavorful lots from outstanding Central Coast vineyards, bringing new layers of flavor and complexity. Aromas of dry herbs, black cherry, violets and rose petals are joined by a new, flinty minerality and touches of pomegranate. On the Central Coast, a favorite is the Olallie berry, which brings dark color and flavors of wild blackberries to join the dominant raspberry in the glass. Thereís a long, lingering, delicate, even refreshing finish to this Pinot Noir, balanced by bright acidity. The Goddess of Earth has favored us again.
Simply put, this is one great Pinot. The nose will find this classic Pinot Noir brimming with rhubarb, violets and cardamom with hibiscus flowers and a note of vanilla from the easy oak treatment. The palate will rejoice with the taste of wild strawberries followed by tangy bright cherries, hibiscus nectar and a strong acid backbone. It's spicy, structured and complex.