2011 Matrix Russian River Pinot Noir
The black cherry and French Oak notes are marvelous. I admit.. I got my nose wet with this one. Such a bad habit.
A common theme with the wines here at Matrix is an easy does it approach. Nothing is over done. Gentle acid structure doesn’t put you to sleep but definitely keeps you paying attention. Just when I though it was done, she delivers a great finish. Well done. Well done.
(K&S Rating: 5 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: “A classic Russian River Valley Pinot nose, with lovely earth notes weaving through spicy cherry, plum and just a touch of Herbs de Provence. The round, almost voluptuous, mouthfeel offers delicious dark plum, dusty cherry and a complement of warm spices. The oak contributes appealing vanilla notes and a toasty essence while balancing the tannins, creating the ideal structure for enjoying the wine now. A shiitake mushroom and goat cheese crostini, or smoked chicken and sautéed portabellas served over a bed of creamy polenta would pair perfectly with this Pinot.”