2005 Lutea Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 150 cases, $35. Coopered in 20% new oak for 10 months. · This is the most structured and serious wine in the lineup that needs some coaxing to open up. Initially there are aromas of forest floor, mushrooms, oak and a little good funk. With air more sweet cherry notes emerge. Cherry-driven flavors dance on a silky texture and the finish is lively with good acidity. This wine shows great Russian River Valley typicality and should age nicely. Reviewed February 18, 2008

Winery: Lutea
From article: Lutea Wine Cellars