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Pinot Noir, 2013. Wayfarer

Pinot Noir, 2013. Wayfarer

Item #: XR6807E
Vintage: 2013
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard/Appellation: Seaview, Sonoma, California
Color: Deep ruby
Nose: Blackcurrant, licorice, leather
Palate: Bright cranberry
Finish: Long, with mineral and spice
Rating: 94
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Drink now thru 2023

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This rich and harmonious cuvee of 12 Pinot Noir clones beautifully showcases Wayfarer's vibrant spectrum of single-vineyard, estate-grown fruit. The wine is a dazzling deep ruby color that leads with heady aromas of wild blackcurrant and freshly picked strawberry. It evolves with notes of licorice and toasted oak, finishing with an intriguing lilt of forest floor, leather, rose petal and raspberry. The bright, juicy entry evokes flavors of cranberry and cherry, harmonized with a grip of fine tannins and earthy tones of cedar and tar. The long finish surprises with its fresh minerality and intense aromatics of violet and Tahitian vanilla. Showy now with two hours of decanting at cellar temperature, watch this wine evolve beautifully with cellaring up to 15 years.