Review Updated on 2019-03-18
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Rating 88
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Sonoma County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 13.8%
Price $26.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Dinner Parties, Host/Hostess Gifting, White Wine Lovers Craving Red

Drink If You Like

Gamay, Merlot , Pinot Noir

Balletto Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016 Review

With a slight tannic edge this wine is a solid, affordable, Pinot Noirwith unctuous notes of cherry cola and mushroom, balanced by tangy cranberry and semi sweet rhubarb. On the palate before you get to the aromas there is a slim bitter note from the tannin that hangs out but does not take away from the added notes of forest floor (wet leaves), clove and toasted coconut with a cinnamon bent. This is one hell of a go-to and will please any crowd.

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Balletto Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016
With a slight tannic edge this wine is a solid, affordable, Pinot Noirwith unctuous notes of cherry cola and mushroom, balanced by tangy cranberry and semi sweet rhubarb. On the palate before you get to the aromas there is a slim bitter note from the tannin that hangs out but does not take away from the added notes of forest floor (wet leaves), clove and toasted coconut with a cinnamon bent. This is one hell of a go-to and will please any crowd.

Reviewed On: 03-14-2019
88
POINTS
Balletto Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016
With a slight tannic edge this wine is a solid, affordable, Pinot Noirwith unctuous notes of cherry cola and mushroom, balanced by tangy cranberry and semi sweet rhubarb. On the palate before you get to the aromas there is a slim bitter note from the tannin that hangs out but does not take away from the added notes of forest floor (wet leaves), clove and toasted coconut with a cinnamon bent. This is one hell of a go-to and will please any crowd.

Reviewed On: 03-14-2019