Light ruby with wide clear edges. Not perfectly clear. Big young nose with a little initial VA blowing off eventually but retaining a sort of amateur profile of fruit-to-depth. Spicy and bright, crisp earth and wet conifer, but retaining plenty of rich forest dank and a nice swath of oak. This lil thing SERIOUSLY needs some time to settle down. By no means my first 14 PN, but I so hate killin these babies. This wine is a perfect example. Coming off border-line carbonic at first glance, it takes HOURS to show its true colors. In the mouth, fairly simple, with a bright orange-rind streak running through rather portly fruit. This thing really drinks like 14. A full–almost glycerin-ey–mouthfeel accompanies the meager fruit and thin middle. Green velvet tannin accompany a slight revival or still-dark fruit in the finish.
2014 MARYETTA VINEYARDS Pinot Noir Valenti Anderson Valley Mendocino Co 13.1