2008 WesMar Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., $40. The appellation wines from WesMar are not condescending wines inferior to the single vineyard bottlings, but rather are a virtuous blend of the vineyard designate wines of the vintage. · Striking aromatics showing off spicy Bing Cherries. Soft and gentle in the mouth, with understated but pleasing flavors of red cherries, strawberries, and cola. An easy drinker that will be a promising workhorse at the dinner table. Like cherry pie day at cooking school: cherries, baking spices and very interesting results. Very good. Reviewed January 27, 2011

Winery: WesMar Winery
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