Metz Road is another label from Scheid Family Wines, a prolific producer in California. This pinot bottling hails from the sustainably farmed Riverview Vineyard in Monterey.
This pinot noir could easily be mistaken for a Russian River bottling, thicker with black fruit than red, a bit gummy with notes of rhubarb and some licorice in the mix. A hint of dark chocolate gives the wine some nuance, but the experience comes across as rather tight and underdeveloped. Time in cellar might help to temper the wine and help the flavors coalesce, but I’m not certain of that.
B / $36 / metzroadwines.com