Reviewed on 2019-04-05
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Rating 85
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2017
Appellation
Sonoma County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 13.9%
Price $26.00  Buy This Wine
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Dinner Parties, Host/Hostess Gifting, Pizza Night

Drink If You Like

Gamay, Merlot , Pinot Noir

Balletto Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2017 Review

The bitter tinge from the 2016 vintage is still there, probably due to clonal selections. There are nice notes of rhubarb and strawberries with a lofty vanilla note. The bright acidity brings that tang of fruit forward though. Maybe another year in bottle with flesh some things out.

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POINTS
Balletto Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2017
The bitter tinge from the 2016 vintage is still there, probably due to clonal selections. There are nice notes of rhubarb and strawberries with a lofty vanilla note. The bright acidity brings that tang of fruit forward though. Maybe another year in bottle with flesh some things out.

Reviewed On: 04-05-2019
85
POINTS
Balletto Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2017
The bitter tinge from the 2016 vintage is still there, probably due to clonal selections. There are nice notes of rhubarb and strawberries with a lofty vanilla note. The bright acidity brings that tang of fruit forward though. Maybe another year in bottle with flesh some things out.

Reviewed On: 04-05-2019