Chev Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018 Red Wine
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Chev Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018
96 pts. Jeb Dunnuck:
"Lots of ripe red and darker berry fruits as well as notes of iron, sagebrush, and earthy, foresty notes emerge from the 2018 Pinot Noir, a rich, medium to full-bodied beauty that has a great mouthfeel, integrated acidity, and enough structure to benefit from a year or two of bottle age and keep for a decade." (5/2020)
93 pts. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2018 Pinot Noir Chev has a medium ruby color and lovely aromas of cranberry sauce, black tea leaves, black cherries and dusty earth with a streak of graphite. The palate is medium-bodied, intense and layered, with a silky, seamless structure and very long finish." (EB) (6/2021)
Chev is famous winemaker Michael Browne's (of Kosta Browne) creation. His exceptional winemaking skills really show in this wine! It's classy, elegant and fresh, with a whole lot going on! Decant and you'll be rewarded with lively spiciness up front and very ripe red plums and cranberries throughout. And oh, the finish - it goes on and on! What an AMAZING Pinot!
FROM THE WINERY
Our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir reign from the notable Russian River Valley, or “the Garden of Eden,” as our master craftsman Michael Browne calls it, where everything grows well. Embodying Michael’s unparalleled style, expect enticing and approachable, detailed yet complex.
Fermentation: 75% Stainless steel open tops | 25% concrete open tops | 5% whole cluster
Time in barrel: 16 months | 44% new French oak | 23% once used French oak |30% twice used French oak | 5% Concrete Tank
Nose: Boysenberry and cherry with light pastry cobbler and gentle aromas of savory spice, aged black tea and vanilla bean.
Mouth: Black cherry and juicy red plum intertwined with fresh earth and faint tobacco leaf. A seductive broad texture with vibrant acidity and a silky soft mouthfeel, followed by a suede finish with an earthy characteristic and a balancing high tone. Well-rounded with subtle, finely integrated tannins.
Recommended Drinking Age: Three to five years after release although it will age gracefully over the next 10 years when properly cellared. Should you wish to enjoy sooner, we recommend decanting for two to three hours.