Review: 2019 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Dairyman Russian River Valley
I suppose one could describe this as a pinot noir for the cabernet lover, if one was being charitable.
Intensely fruity, actually quite jammy, the 2019 Belle Glos Pinot Noir Dairyman is inky purple in color — completely opaque. The palate is also completely opaque: An exploration of black fruit and licorice, with a backbone redolent of pork fat and oak chips. Chewy cassis lingers on the finish, reinforcing the idea that this is simply and completely unlike the way pinot noir should taste.
The only larger complaint I have about this wine is how impossible it is to get the wax off in order to open it (the pull-tab on my bottle was broken). Sigh, sigh, sigh.
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