1999 Dehlinger Octagon Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., $50. Aged 18 months in French oak. · Slightly hazy in the glass. A gorgeous wine in all respects that is drinking perfectly now. Attractive aromas of mixed berry and cherry jam that make you want to go on sniffing. Juicy and succulent, darkly fruited, with that appealing Pinot sweetness. Nuanced flavors of cola, tea and truffle. The well-endowed tannins are fine-grained and the finish is ridiculously long. A ten-year-old wine that has aged beautifully and is special in every way. Reviewed September 19, 2009

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