This wine shows how delicate Applegate Valley Pinot Noirs can be. A bright intro of raspberry and toasted bread leads into a light bodied wine with round boundaries of cola and cherries. A clean finish with enough tannin to showcase this wine's age worthiness. Pairs well with outdoor cooking and fold up chairs.
After a year in once-used French oak barrels, the Gravel Lane offers a perfume of rose water, raspberry, sandalwood and leather aromas. Darker blackberry fruit and espresso flavors are flanked by grilled meat and tobacco notes. Silky tannins and bright, lemony acidity make it all nice and tangy. — Michael Alberty
90 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine