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2018 Arista, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir

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“Arista • Rare Russian River Pinot! ”

A Must-Have Acquisition!

By David Gettenberg

Class, Pure Class

Silky.  Captivating.  Inviting.  Elegant. 

The 2018 Arista Russian River Pinot Noir stands out among its peers.  

More Burgundian in style than your typical California Pinot Noir, we are always floored by the grace, lift, and balance of this rare Russian River red.  

Like the 2017 - another All-Star vintage for Arista - 2018 is noticeably translucent on the edges.  This delicious wine has a light red hue, which adds to its grace.  The wine glides on the palate like pure silk while retaining its vibrancy and succulent finish.  It invites you back for another sip over and over again with cool, wild cherries, cranberries, dried herbs, black olives, and forest floor.  Perfectly balanced, it has tangy, uplifting acidity that seems endless.  Wow!

This red is one of the purest Pinot Noirs from California.   

It drinks like an aged Grand Cru red Burgundy with its balance and depth.  Incredibly complex and exquisitely expressive, Arista is a mandatory acquisition for domestic Pinot and red Burgundy aficionados.  

Drinking beautifully now, be sure you have enough to last you through its decade-long drinking window.  

That's ten years of pure Pinot pleasure!



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Press & Tasting Notes

“Bursts with pure cranberries, black cherries, charcuterie, loamy earth and blood orange aromas.”

Wine Advocate • 95 / 100

"The 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley bursts with pure cranberries, black cherries, charcuterie, loamy earth and blood orange aromas. Medium-bodied, it has pleasing graininess and bursts of freshness to support the full, ripe fruits and flavorful finish. This cuvée offers classic Russian River fruit in a very classy frame."

More Information
  • Producer: Arista
  • Country: United States
  • Region: California
  • Subregion: Russian River Valley
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W6725-2018-750