2004 Dehlinger Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., 1,150 cases, $45. · Complex nose with the scent of freshly crushed berries accompanied by notes of cherries, toast, brioche and spice. Mouth coating blue and black fruits that find every nook and cranny in the mouth linger on the finish for what seems like a minute. Notes of cherry cola and sassafras add interest. A very hedonistic, yet caressing wine. The alcohol is well balanced by harmonious t n‘ a. Still drank great a day later from a previously opened re-corked bottle predicting a long life ahead. This wine makes you want to clap your hands. Reviewed September 19, 2009

Winery: Dehlinger Winery
From article: DEHLINGER: Russian River Valley Stalwart