The 2010 Twomey Russian River Valley Pinot Noir has a dark ruby-red hue and a nose of blueberries, blackberries, red currants, fresh rose petal, violets and a hint of spearmint. On the palate, it has a refined attack with a beautiful balance of fruit and floral influences, a
silky mid-palate and a fruit-sweet finish that lingers for minutes.
"This is a delicious, classic Russian River pinot noir without any bombast. It's not particularly complicated, just a clean, refreshing beam of red cherry flavor, its velvety richness lifting into a long, crisp finish. As the wine takes on air, its overt vanilla tones of new oak meld with the fruit, leaving a wood-bark impression that plays up the wine's savory edges. Decant it for a duck terrine. "
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