2006 Ferrari-Carano Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $32. Clusters were de-stemmed, allowing partial whole cluster fermentation. Reductive winemaking throughout. Various yeast strains were used. Barrel aged for 9 months in 30% new French oak. · A cherry-driven wine with a pleasant compliment of underbrush and herbs. Elegant, with adequate acidity, a clean finish, and deft use of oak. Reviewed August 4, 2008

Winery: Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
From article: Ferrari-Carano’s New Pinot Noir Program