2019 Arista Winery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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WA 94 VN 91 WS 91
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2023

The 2019 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley has a medium ruby color and is bursting with a combination of unabashedly gregarious berry fruit and loads of alluring, earthy undertones. The medium-bodied palate features a...
VN 91

Vinous, January 2022

The 2019 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is a terrific introduction to this range. Bold, supple and juicy, the 2019 offers up plenty of Russian River character in a mid-weight style that can be enjoyed with minimal...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, August 2022

Bright and ripe, with racy-edged pomegranate and raspberry notes underscored by a savory edge, which lends nice lift through the finish. Offers nice freshness. Drink now through 2026. 1,678 cases made.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Russian River Valley
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.2%
Closure Cork

The 2019 Arista Winery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a true gem from California's North Coast region. This exquisite red wine showcases the elegance and finesse that Pinot Noir is known for, making it a must-try for wine enthusiasts.

In the glass, this Pinot Noir exhibits a beautiful ruby color that is both inviting and captivating. With an alcohol percentage of 14.2%, it promises a well-balanced and harmonious drinking experience. The closure of choice for this wine is a classic cork, adding a touch of tradition to the overall presentation.

On the nose, this wine delights with its vibrant and ripe aromas. The scents of pomegranate and raspberry take center stage, creating a bouquet that is both fruity and alluring. Undertones of spice and earthiness add complexity to the aromatic profile, making each sniff a delightful exploration of flavors.

Upon the first sip, the 2019 Arista Winery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir truly comes alive on the palate. The wine's bright and racy-edged pomegranate and raspberry notes dance on the taste buds, creating an experience that is both lively and refreshing. The savory edge adds depth and complexity, providing a nice lift through the finish. With its nice freshness and superb balance, this Pinot Noir is a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of the winemakers at Arista Winery.

Not only does this wine display exceptional quality, but it has also received high praise from wine critics. Wine Spectator awarded it a score of 91, highlighting its bright and ripe character. Vinous also awarded it a score of 91, noting its bold and supple nature. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate was particularly impressed, awarding it a remarkable score of 94 and describing it as bursting with gregarious berry fruit and alluring earthy undertones.

With only 1,678 cases made, the 2019 Arista Winery Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a limited-edition wine that should not be missed. Its versatility and approachability make it a great choice for immediate enjoyment, yet it also has the potential to age gracefully for several years. Whether you are a Pinot Noir aficionado or simply appreciate a well-crafted red wine, this offering from Arista Winery is sure to impress.