Red Wine | Pinot Noir
Run Riot Pinot Noir Red Wine 2016 is a sly cacophony of Central Coast flavors from vineyards in Arroyo Seco, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara County. Beginning with restless aromas of dark cherry, spice, and smoked meat, notes of black fruit have feverishly pursued by cocoa powder and barbequed spices balanced with bright acid and soft, round tannins on the fortuitous finish.
This Pinot Noir has a dark ruby color with a high-value offering. It opens with an intriguing mix of wet tobacco and blackberry pie aromas. The body is light to medium with the right balance of fruit and acidity. There is a surprising density of blackberry and cassis flavors integrated with stone and smoke flavors. The tannins are mild, and the finish is generous, with a black olive touch at the back end. It is a nice break from the jelly jar California Pinots that seem to be in trend right now. It pairs well with prosciutto, fig, arugula, shaved Parmesan, and balsamic vinegar flatbread. Enjoy!