Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Finn bursts forth with vivacious notions of red cherries, pomegranate and rhubarb plus nuances of violets, dried herbs, underbrush, mossy bark and black tea. Medium-bodied, the palate is firmly textured with ripe grainy tannins and possesses lovely freshness, which coaxes the elegant earthy flavors to a nice, long finish. 95+/100.
JebDunnuck.com: 97/100 Unquestionably the top wine, as well as one of the top handful of wines in the vintage, the 2016 Pinot Noir Finn is, as always, a blend of the Estate (55%) and Occidental Roads (45%) vineyards. It has a huge attack, a big, full, deep mid-palate, building tannin, and extraordinary notes of red currants, underbrush, leafy herbs, and sous bois. With lots of concentration, lots of acidity, and lots of tannins, it’s an awesome effort that needs to be forgotten for 3-5 years and enjoyed over the following decade. Hats off to winemaker Andy Smith for this blockbuster effort.
Antonio Galloni's Vinous.com: 94/100 The 2016 Pinot Noir Finn is dense, pliant and super-expressive, with superb depth and all of the textural resonance that makes Russian River Pinot so undeniably alluring. Bright red cherry, plum, dried rose petal and spice all develop with time in the glass. The 2016 is even more impressive from bottle than it was from barrel. Best of all, it will drink well with minimal cellaring.