Source: North Coast, California
Seductive wine descriptors are a necessary function of our biz, but are too often seized and misused by tricksters in the trade. “Restrained” can be a cover for “wimpy”. “Intense” might obliquely forgive high alcohol. “Complex” often creatively implies neglectful, flaw-allowing winemaking. Local winemaker Brad Kitson has fashioned a tiny-production Pinot Noir that’s restrained and FLAVORFUL, intense yet BALANCED, and complex with place and varietal truth – in an admirably-maintained, perfect state of health. Get in on this praiseworthy red evoking generosity and control. I’ll say no more.
Accolades: The production levels are two low. – WE advocate this.