2000 Dehlinger Old Vine Reserve Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 430 cases, $30. · Demure scents of cherries, herbs and faint oak. Very tasty cherry core with an appealing earthiness flanked by baking spice ending with a citric tang on the finish. Not intense like so many reserve bottlings, rather offering more charm and sophistication. Plenty of finesse and proper t n’ a to last another 3-4 years. Lovely age related patina with fruit flavors that have been seemingly simmered for several years. A wonderful wine. Reviewed September 19, 2009

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