A delicious, elegant and focused Pinot Noir. This 2011 vintage of RSV Los Carneros Pinot Noir is a return to style after the more boisterous 2010. Winemaker Jeff Virnig sacrificed the single vineyard Pinot Noir production (very little Perfect Circle Pinots were produced in 2011) to make sure this wine continues to be the RSV standard bearer, selecting lots from five of RSV's Carneros vineyards to create a graceful cuvee that is on par with the best wines RSV has produced. Tight notes of raspberry, cranberry, and tea are backed by crisp acidity, for a wine that opens slowly, rewarding with a vibrant mouthfeel and a bright finish. The vivacious wine is great with rich foods now, but will reward those who have the desire to cellar the wine and allow it to transform into an elegant beauty.