This is a classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with alluring red and black fruit flavors. Faint aromas of brown spices are interwoven with deep black cherry notes which are then balanced by subtle oak which adds complexity. The finish lingers with attractive subtle toasty undertones, fine acid, and excellent balance.
"Another impressive effort is the 2009 Pinot Noir Russian River. Its distinctive earthiness is accompanied by notions of root vegetables, spice box, pomegranate, black raspberry and cherry fruit. Medium-bodied with silky tannins, good acidity and fresh, lively fruit, it should drink well for 4-5 years.
The Wine Advocate