CHEV 2018 Pinot Noir Russian and River Valley

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This is the latest project of Michael Browne (FKosta Browne and CIRQ)

93 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - The 2018 Pinot Noir Chev has a medium ruby color and lovely aromas of cranberry sauce, black tea leaves, black cherries and dusty earth with a streak of graphite. The palate is medium-bodied, intense and layered, with a silky, seamless structure and very long finish.

91 Points Wine & Spirits - Chev is a new regional label from Michael Browne. This first release is lovely juice with a little tense reduction to its structure and some stemmy, green-peppercorn spice. The flavors contrast seaweed umami and salty plum, a powerful Russian River pinot focused on the coast.

NOSE: Aromas of violet, hibiscus, and dried rose petals. Subtle notes of light earth, ripe cherry, allspice and aged tobacco leaf.

MOUTH: Layers of black cherry, dark plum and lightly candied apple. A mouth-watering red-velvety texture, with lively acidity, a combination of soft and grippy tannins and a full mouth finish, centered on the mid-palate.

RECOMMENDED DRINKING TIME: 3-5 years after release although it will age gracefully over the next 10 years properly cellared. Should you wish to enjoy sooner, we recommend decanting for two to three hours.

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