2000 Talisman Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 300 cases. The grapes come from Klopp Ranch Vineyard made famous by Merry Edwards. Aged 10 months in 65% new French oak. · Elegance with a capital E. The nose is weighty with cherries and toasty oak. The sappy red cherry fruit is tinged with mocha and spice, and flows over the palate with a refined mouth feel. The lingering finish is lip smacking. Once this wine lands its hooks into you, there is no tearing away. A reference wine for neophytes trying to find out what the excitement about aged Pinot Noir is all about. Excellent! Reviewed May 1, 2006

Winery: Talisman