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Home >> Pinot Noir >> 2017 Rivers Marie Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard
2017 Rivers Marie Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard
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Size=750 ml, ST[90]

"The 2017 Pinot Noir Bearwallow Vineyard is the one wine in this range that isn't quite up to the level of the others. The vineyard designate Bearwallow Pinot is sourced entirely from the younger vines Kevin Harvey planted with modern spacing (as opposed to the appellation wine, which is sourced from older vines that were planted with less rigor). In 2017, the heat of the season appears to have shocked the younger vines more than the older vines (which is normal) and left the wine with perceptibly aggressive tannins. There is good depth in the glass, but the coarseness of the tannins is inescapable. Perhaps bottle age will help to some degree. I prefer the appellation-level Pinot quite a bit." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Jan 2019)