2009 Sonoma-Loeb Russian River Valley Loeb Family Selection Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $40. · Darkly colored in the glass. Shy and muted fruit aromas which emerge slowly with swirling. Full-bodied essence of black cherries and boysenberries with a hint of oak spice. Soft in the mouth with dry, youthful tannins. A little more expressive the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Big bottle, big fruit, big tannin but doesn’t deliver much interesting flavor or nuance. Decent. Reviewed May 15, 2011

Winery: Sonoma-Loeb
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