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Wightman Cellars 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Wightman Cellars 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Hidden gem RRV Pinot
By Russel Bevan protégé!
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Hidden gem RRV Pinot
By Russel Bevan protégé!

Mission Codename Mighty wight

“If you haven’t heard of Justin Harmon, you should write that name down.” – Jeb Dunnuck

In the words of Notorious BIG, “if you don’t know, now you know.” But if you have heard of him, you know it’s rare to see one of Justin’s wines under $75.

So, we are PUMPED to have a most excellent Pinot for $25. Almost HALF off the release price. A better Pinot bargain may not be found.

Justin Harmon steers this project with a talented conviction. He’s a young, under-the-radar talent who’s beginning to make big waves. Wine Enthusiast recognizes his talent, reporting “for his Pinot Noirs, Harmon aims for texture and intensity for his fruit-driven style.” No official scores on the 2019 but as a reference point, previous vintages got 95-96 points from Kevin Vogt MS, who found it “so alluring that your instinct to swallow will override your will to allow it to linger longer on your palate… and when you do, you’ll be left with a penetrating, long, highly pleasurable finish that absolutely begs for another sip” concluding “where have you been all my life!

And so, you’ll ask, too.

No surprise really, when you learn Justin worked alongside the wizard himself, Russel Bevan, who seems to deliver 100-pointers every vintage. Justin also leaves his mark on the Argot lineup (a personal favorite of this Agent) where he seems to consistently hit mid to high 95+ points across the board.

The sheer audacity on full display here! POPS with deep red fruit. Cherry pie, pomegranate, that red licorice from Trader Joe’s, and ripe cranberry along with a hefty dose of savory leather, allspice, and a dusting of raw cacao nibs to round it out. Fabulous, really. Silky and plush, medium to full-bodied, but quite fresh and not at all overly extracted. We had ours with garlic rosemary lamb chops and preserved lemon and herb couscous, mmm.

Production is tiny, just a half dozen barrels, and we begged for our share. Get yours while it’s here!

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What the Winery Says 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Wightman Cellars
Wightman Cellars
Winemaker
Justin Harmon
Varietal
100% Pinot Noir
Vintage
2019
Alcohol
14.4%
Appellations
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County
Clones
100% Heritage - Wadenswil, Pommard, Martini
Aging
16 months
Barrels
40% new French oak
Production
6 barrels

About the Winery Wightman Cellars

Wightman Cellars Winemaker Justin Harmon
Wightman Cellars Winemaker Justin Harmon
Wightman Cellars 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 750ml Wine Bottle
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Wightman Cellars 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired May 04, 2022 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$49.00
Elsewhere