2005 Dehlinger Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 850 cases, $45. Low yields due to poor set so no reserve or special bottlings this vintage. · Bright berries, cherries and vanilla cream on the fresh nose. Earth-kissed fruits on the palate showing youthful exuberance with a touch of sweet oak. The texture is very polished. Still drank fine the next day from a previously opened re-corked bottle. Reviewed September 19, 2009

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