2011 Mueller Eastside Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., pH 3.60, 85 cases, $48. Clones 667, 115, 2A planted on Eastside Road in the Middle Reach of the Russian River Valley. Harvest Brix 25º. 100% destemmed, aged in 34% new French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Fruity nose offering aromas of grapes, plums and blueberries. Rich and velvety on the palate with an array of blue and purple fruits with a hint of dark chocolate and oak. Easy to drink with balanced tannins and a soothing finish. Pleasant but not memorable. Score: 88. Reviewed November 14, 2013

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From article: Mueller: Over 20 Years of Excellence in the Russian River Valley