2004 WesMar Olivet Lane Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 177 cases, $37. · This wine has a "Oh, my God" nose perfumed with dark crushed stone fruits, a little nutmeg and a whiff of pie crust. In the mouth, luscious red and black fruits are highlighted by sweet vanilla and oak flavors and a good dose of cinnamon spice. There are some wet leaf and earth notes as well. This Pinot Noir has the most Burgundian sensibility in the lineup and its zippy acidity portends a long life in the cellar. A surf (refreshing acidity) and turf (earth and forest) Pinot Noir. Reviewed July 17, 2006

Winery: WesMar Winery