This coastal wine has a feral element of exotic fruit, rhubarb and blood orange mostly, with touches of rose petal around its edges. Silky smooth and unabashedly ripe and full bodied, it has an underlying freshness of lively acidity and integration.
N°22 Pinot Noir Reviews
The 2015 Pinot Noir No. 22 is medium ruby-purple colored and scented of menthol, dried sage and potpourri with a core of wild blueberries, raspberry pie and baking spices plus a waft of underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, it features fragrant earth notions in the mouth with a firm frame of grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing on a mineral note.
Young and intense, this wine takes some time to evolve past its initial reduction, turning from black and smoky toward cool, brisk red fruit and elegant scents of roses. The tannins are still bristly after three days of air, suggesting the wine needs patient cellaring to show itself completely.