Fritz Underground Winery
2010 Russian River Pinot Noir
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
This is classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir at its finest!
This wine exudes balance, with fruitiness and earthiness in even proportion. The balance is delicate and refined, showing off the finer qualities of each. This wine is neither subdued or brash, though. Instead, it is delicious and elegant.
Decant for at least thirty minutes for best results. Enjoy this lovely wine now, or hold a few bottles for the next few years.
Pair this very food-friendly wine with a roast chicken or coq au vin. Both would be absolutely delightful, as would a cranberry compote covered brie. Buy now, but hold a few bottles for next Thanksgiving feast.
Brilliant and vibrant with gorgeous ruby hues. At the edges, the color falls off to a pretty pink. Multiple rounds of short, skinny tears move slowly down the glass.
Red berry jam and delicate vanilla meld with anise, plump cherry licorice and mixed spice of soft cardamom and cinnamon stick. As the wine breathes for a bit, it softens and opens up to reveal black cherry, pomegranate and dried cranberry.
Fruity and savory, in equal proportion, this wine leads with black cherry, dried Bing cherry, briar patch, dried orange peel, black olive and subtle clove. The wine is slightly grippy, especially at the edges.
Clean, slightly dry and grippy, all across the palate and edges. Flavors linger longest at the mid palate.