2011 Perli Vineyard Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Mendocino Ridge
Harvest Date
5.9 g/L
Alcohol %

2011 Perli Vineyard Pinot Noir

The rich ruby color gives a hint that you are going to get blackberry and black cherry aromas. Those primary fruit aromatics are balanced by rose petal, mint and mushroom. On the palate showing dark skinned plum and ripe strawberry. There is a nice cigar box note that lingers on the finish.  (Updated 11.9.19)  

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SKU: 856073002157

When I’m trying to describe a wine, I can't always pull apart all of its sensory components—and, really, sometimes I wonder whether I can ever adequately convey such a complex experience. The wines from Perli Vineyard always present me with such a challenge. Perli gives us wines that are slow to evolve and ride a line between subtlety and power. My best music-nerd analogy for this Pinot is that it reminds me of a petite, elegant soprano alone in the middle of a large stage who suddenly unleashes the leaps and runs of Mozart's “Queen of the Night” aria: what a surprise that such an overwhelming experience can emanate from such a small person! The nose of this Pinot is more earthy than fruity, the palate is full of dark fruit and loam, yet the wine still manages to be light on its feet. In other words, the nose is all Pinot . . . but as you take in the aromas, they evoke a big personality. (See what I mean about it being a challenge to describe?)

125 cases produced