The rich deep ruby color of this wine and aromas of black cherry and blueberry might prepare you for a big bold RRV Pinot but this wine also offers up aromas of cigar box, rose petals, and pencil shavings. These hint at something a little more complex. The wine is lush on the front of the palate but finishes lively and light. There are light chalky tannins that coat your mouth on the silky finish. While the fruit components on the nose are ripe and dark, on the palate there is bright cranberry and strawberry and a dusty note that with some time in bottle will start to show a more earthy core to this wine.