The 2015 REX HILL Alloro Vineyard Pinot Noir has beautiful, deep purple color from rim to center. Intense aromas of rose petals, peonies and violets, cherries, raspberries, blackberries and cassis lead to more spicy and savory aromas of tea, dusty earth, smoke and cloves bringing complexity to the first, more fruit drive, aromas. A rich, round attack delivers red fruit and earth flavors along with interesting hints of leather, spice, sage, tea and toasty oak. The palate is smooth with present but balanced tannins and lifted aromatics that showcase the best of cool climate viticulture. Soft tannins and fruit succulence push the wine on and on where it ultimately finishes with flavors of red berries, stone fruits and minerals. A true gem from the 2015 vintage, the 2015 REX HILL Alloro Vineyard Pinot Noir has the balance, structure and intensity to grow more complex over the next 8-10 years likely to achieve the rosewater and earth tones of the best aged Pinots.