Tough, young and brooding now for its upfront tannins and acids, this wine nonetheless has polished flavors of cherries, cassis and mocha that show up in the middle palate. It’s very dry, but ripe in fruity extract. Finishes with oaky, cherry sweetness.
A nice Russian River Pinot, with its pretty flavors of sweet cherries, root beer and spice, and the crisp acidity that cool nights bring. Glides across the palate like silk, but has some overripe raisiny flavors that detract.