2019 Pavette Pinot Noir, California


Honestly, this is a genius wine, brought to you by the stable of geniuses at Valkyrie Selections. The fruit for it comes from all over the state: Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley, Santa Rita Hills, Santa Lucia Highlands, and Carneros, thus the broad "California" designation. If the goal here was to create a drinkable, satisfying Californian pinot noir that you can buy for less than $20--which is practically impossible--then Pavette is an unqualified success.