2007 Mueller Emily’s Cuvée Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., pH 3.60, 1,125 cases, $44. Sourced primarily from vineyards near the banks of the Russian River. Both inoculated and indigenous yeast ferments. · Hi-tone nose of flamboyant black cherry fruit with a touch of toasted bread and barnyard. Fat in the mouth with flavors of black cherries and red plums and an appealing earthiness. A good grip of acidity balances the full-bodied fruit nicely. Smoothly textured with plenty of length on the fruit-laden finish. Definitely worth a look. Sold primarily through a mailing list at www.muellerwine.com. Reviewed September 19, 2009

Winery: Mueller
From article: Small Sips of Pinot