Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, the 2019 Pinot Noir No 22 needs a lot of shaking to wake up vibrant notes of black raspberries, chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries, and fragrant earth with hints of cinnamon stick, dried roses, and cumin seed. The medium to full-bodied palate is plush and playful with a serious backbone of ripe grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and savory.
N°22 Pinot Noir Reviews
Pale ruby colored with a hint of purple, the 2014 Pinot Noir No. 22 offers a gorgeous perfume of red roses and violets over a core of wild strawberries, raspberries and Provence herbs with a touch of underbrush. The medium-bodied palate delivers a wonderful intensity of perfumed red berry flavors framed by very fine tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with great depth and persistence.
The 2013 Pinot Noir No. 22 is a dead ringer for a grand cru Burgundy from the Côte de Nuits. Notes of forest floor, autumnal vegetation, spice box, blackcurrants and black cherries all drift up from the complex aromatics of this Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Believe it or not, there is something almost DRC-like in the aromatics of this wine, which makes me wonder what the clonal material was that Boisset was using, and what the source was for this wine. This is a stunner.