2007 St Rose Nunes Vineyard Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, CA $38 (S) Rating 92
The flavors of St. Rose Pinot Noir are subtly rich with a hint of the smoky fog that often covers the vineyard. Not as fruity or fleshy as some from Russian River, St. Rose has a unique presence in the glass and on the palate. Fred and Wendy Nunes of Nunes Vineyards hold back just enough of their grapes to make fewer than 200 cases of their own St. Rose Pinot. Other wineries consistently reach 90+ scores with these single vineyard designated grapes. This is a unique Pinot worth ordering.