2006 Papapietro Perry Mukaida Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $75. This label should have read, “Mukaida Block,” since the wine is an homage to Tom Mukaida and is sourced from his Peters Vineyard (he refuses to name the vineyard after himself). 8 best barrels aged in 80% to 100% new oak barrels. · Smoky oak and dark raspberry red fruit dominate the aromas and flavors. Smoothly textured with admirable balance. Picks up interest with time in the glass. Close to the 2007 vintage in character. Reviewed May 7, 2009

Winery: Papapietro Perry
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