Ramsay North Coast Pinot Noir 2020
The 2020 Ramsay Pinot Noir is a carefully crafted blend from grapes in the North Coast counties which include Napa, Sonoma, and Solano, where sunny, warm days are invariably followed by surprisingly cool nights. The near-perfect weather is ideal for this delicate variety, as the cool nighttime temperatures help to retain the grape's natural acids and preserve the graceful aromas and flavors for which the often-difficult Pinot Noir is so renowned. Initial aromas of cherry and raspberry evolve to include subtle notes of toast and leather in this immediately appealing wine. The red fruit aromas are reinforced on the palate where dried cherry flavors, supported by just a hint of varietal earthiness, are carried nimbly forward by the silky-smooth tannins and pinpoint acidity. This wine will pair beautifully with simple, grilled salmon or sage-dusted pork tenderloin.