Fruity, with fresh red cherries and red raspberries the nose on the Red Tail Ridge 2011 “RTR Vineyard” Pinot Noir ($20) also shows hints of earthy mushrooms, lavender/lilac and subtle brown spice. It’s a pretty, subtly complex nose.
Light bodied, soft and a bit dilute on the mid-palate, the palate doesn’t quite live up to the nose. Red fruits again dominate flavor-wise — cherry, cranberry — with savory, woodsy spice and earthiness.
Producer: Red Tail Ridge Winery
AVA: Finger Lakes
Clone(s): Swan, 113, 114, 115 and 23
Harvest Date(s): September 18 and 25
Yields: 2.5 tons/acre
TA: 5.3 g/L
Production: 689 cases