We LOVE this Pinot Noir from Katy Wilson’s, vintner/winemaker of LaRue. It has been a long time since we last brought in her wine. In fact, it was the 2015 vintage, and she has come a long way from producing good Pinot Noir to great Pinot Noir in just a few short vintages. This 2019 comes from Katy’s favorite grower vineyards in Sonoma Coast- Rice-Spivak, Thorn Ridge and Emmaline Ann. As winemaker for Kamen and Reeve, and in the past for Flowers Winery, Katy is good friends and partners in some projects with Ross Cobb of Cobb Wines, which gives her the ability to work with these top-notch growers. “This wine opens with subtle notes of violets, cardamom, & turned earth, evolving into juicy notes of Rainier cherry, raspberry, & strawberry. Lightly toasted oak is feathered into flavors of sweet cherry, cranberry, and plum. Tannins are well integrated and balanced with the acidity leaving a lasting and charming finish.” The only downside is that she only produced 100 cases.