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2006 Frei Brothers Reserve Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $30. Picked in the cool morning,de-stemmed, not crushed to retain whole berries, cold soaked for a few days, several yeast strains employed, aged in oak barrels for 24 months. 97% Pinot Noir. · Slightly confected nose of raspberries and black cherries with a modicum of oak. Copious, dark, well-oaked fruit that is a bit overwhelmed by flamboyant tannins most evident on the dry finish. This wine will perform best at the dinner table with some hearty short ribs. Reviewed May 7, 2009

Winery: Frei Brothers Reserve
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