1997 Dehlinger Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 1,300 cases, $35. · Still bright in color. Lovely scents of black cherries, cedar, old oak and prominent spice. A well-structured and thoroughly delicious wine that is surprisingly fresh for its age. Rich and satisfying flavors of black raspberries, cherries, grilled fruit, charred wood and brown spice are framed by soft tannins and bright acidity. This wine has character and staying power. It will last several more years. Who says California Pinot Noir can’t age? Reviewed October 29, 2009

Winery: Dehlinger Winery
From article: Small Sips of Russian River Valley Pinot