2006 Hook & Ladder Vineyards & Winery Estate Bottled “Third Alarm” Reserve Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 168 cases, $35. Whole berries and whole clusters, native yeasts, hand pigeage 3-4 times a day for 3 weeks, aged for 11 months in new and seasoned French oak barrels. · Deep and persistent scents of dark red fruits accented nicely with oak toast. Flavors of deep red to black Pinot fruits, cola and cedary oak fan out nicely on the palate. A seamless wine with a mild grip of tannin and a soft landing at the end. A seductive wine that is quite stylish. Reviewed November 2, 2008

Winery: Hook & Ladder Vineyards & Winery
From article: Fog Makes Pinot in the Russian River Valley