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2006 Alcina Cellars Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 729 cases, $35. This label is one of the best of the little known producers of California Pinot Noir. The winemaker is Richard Davis (Londer, CalStar, Halleck). · This wine has it all. Lighter reddish-purple in color. Attractive aromas of cherries and baking spice including nutmeg and allspice which pick up intensity in the glass. The flavors follow in step and the wine delivers restrained tannins and a lingering finish. As the French say, “C’est top!” The Alcina wines are sold through a mailing list at www.alcinacellars.com. Reviewed August 4, 2008

Winery: Alcina Cellars
From article: Small Sips of the Russian River Valley