2011 george Vintage IX Sonoma Coma Russian River Valley Sonoma County Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 299 cases, $50. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Shy cherry aromas with a prominent contribution of smoky, toasty oak. Juicy flavors of raspberries, cherries and cola with a mild tarry, barnyard riff probably reflecting the contribution of Hansen Vineyard. Welcoming balance with easy drink ability, picking up more fruit interest over time in the glass. I prefer the 2010 vintage of this wine. Decent. Reviewed February 27, 2013

Winery: george wine company
From article: Latest Gems from the Russian River Valley