The 2006 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir initially delivers deep flavors of cola, dark cherry and sweet spices. Traces of vanilla bean crème brûlée pleasantly greet the midpalate and touches of wet stone and sassafras add to the enjoyable texture and exhilarating finish.
This 2006 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of eight vineyards, which all lie in and around the central part of the Russian River Valley appellation. This area gives the wine a spicy red fruit core with a rich, supple character. The individual lots are all unique, giving the blend a load of complexity. We recommend drinking this wine between 2009 and 2014.
"Deep, bright red. Sexy strawberry and raspberry scents, with suggestions of fresh flowers, smoky minerals and gingerbread. Silky in texture and seductively sweet, with spicy red fruit preserve flavors that gain energy with air. Finishes clean and brisk, with the attractive red fruit flavors lingering impressively."
International Wine Cellar