We feel very confident that the 2009 Siduri Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is superior to what we believed was a fantastic 2008 blend simply because the vintage is so much better. The wine simply shows a bit more of everything, with typical Russian River flavors of cola, bing cherry and spice, along with great richness of black cherry and raspberry fruits, and a mouth filling, velvet texture. This wine is definitely ready to go right now, and should make superb drinking over the holiday season, but it should improve as well for two or more years.
"Fresh and lively, this full-bodied red is rich in dark berry flavors, with a mix of plum, black cherry and wild berry. Focused, pure, long and distinctive, ending with a pretty splash of toasty oak. Drink now through 2017."