2006 Joseph Swan Vineyards Cuvée de Trois Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 1,100 cases, $25.50. This wine is a blend of several lots including wine from Trenton Estate and Saralee’s Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. It is meant to be an every day wine and is quite popular on restaurant wine lists. It is not as complex as the Swan vineyard designates. · Fairly light in color. Confected cherry, red licorice, oak, spice and sage scents which build in intensity over time in the glass. Tart red cherry and cranberry fruit with a subtle earthy and wild herbal influence. Soft and light with a cleansing finish. An excellent food wine. Reviewed July 19, 2008

Winery: Joseph Swan Vineyards
From article: Rod Berglund: Joseph Swan Vineyards