Kendall Jackson Jackson Estate Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir 2017
The 2017 Jackson Estate Pinot Noir Petaluma Gap, aged 10 months in 30% new oak, has a pale to medium ruby color with a nose of granite, wild blackberries and fresh cranberries with notes of underbrush, bay leaf, citrus peel and sweet spice. The palate is light to medium-bodied, silky and intense with a good balance of bright fruits, spices and earthy notions. It has a frame of grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long and bright. Delicious! 3,894 cases produced.
Tight, juicy and youthfully tannic, this comes from the Cloud Landing Vineyard in the new appellation, planted to a multiplicity of clones. Textured and richly full bodied, it offers complementary elements of forest floor, tea, blueberry and orange peel.
A delicate red, with notes of violet and crushed granite to the bright cherry, pomegranate and wild berry flavors. The spicy finish reveals hints of hot stone. Drink now through 2022. 3,894 cases made.
The 2017 Pinot Noir (Petaluma Gap) is soft and pliant, both of which make it an absolute joy to taste today. Crushed red berries, mint, chalk and white pepper all give the wine an attractive upper register. There is a lovely sense of energy that runs through this taut yet expressive Pinot Noir.