1990 Dehlinger Estate Lot #2 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc. $50 (current secondary market). The back label says, “A soft, medium-bodied blend which is ready to drink.” · Still retaining good color with a very slightly brick-colored rim in the glass. Charming nose of cherries, cinnamon spice, sandalwood, aged oak and cigar smoke. Roasted cherry and cherry cola flavors with notes of berries and tobacco. The tannins are completely resolved with some mild persistent acidity. Soft and smooth in the mouth with a touch of astringency on the finish. Some interest and surprisingly respectable longevity. Reviewed September 19, 2009

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