Kukeri Wines Russian River Valley Cuvée Ivonne Pinot Noir 2019, California
Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Fruity nose of cherries, raspberries, spices, light oak, chocolates, vanilla, licorice and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity. Soft and smooth.
Dry on the palate with bing cherries, strawberries, raspberries, spices, light chocolates, oak, black pepper, licorice and light vanilla.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a tasty Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley. Easy drinking with mild complexity. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Light and airy.
Still young, but already enjoyable, even by itself. Would be nice to see how this evolves in 3 to 5 years.
Good right out of the bottle. I gave it a light chill and paired it with a beautiful view.
100% Pinot Noir grapes were hand picked and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels (30% new). A small production of only 5 barrels made.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
$42. — 7 days ago
Medium lemon with tropical and citrus fruit aromas with spicy perfume notes. Palate shows ripe fruit flavors of peaches, pears, green apples,?citrus zest and gentle smoky notes. Medium finish good balance with acidity ending with ripe fruit character, floral and mineral spice. Has some aging benefit, but good now! — a day ago
Pale Lemon in colour. More in the lean style for Margaret River as compared to the richer “peaches and cream “ style of Cuvées like Leeuwin Art Series and Pierro. The oak has been judiciously dialled back not to overwhelm the more delicate fruit profile of citrus and grapefruit. Finished off with crisp acid. Would have liked a riper fruit profile from this good vintage. Perhaps picking a little later? — 8 days ago
Don’t recall the blend composition, but it’s showing beautifully w/such a pure fruit profile vacillating back & forth between cherry & blackberry. Some dusty edges, medicinal, white pepper & baking spices, decent heft w/well-integrated tannins. Maybe Sangiovese, Zinfandel & Merlot? Many years ahead w/off the showroom floor vibe @ 8 yrs old — 5 days ago