2012 Balverne Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 300 cases, $30. · Moderately light reddish purple hue in the glass. Lovely aromas of ripe cherries, dried stone fruits, cola and vanilla. The bright cherry core is accented with notes of spice, vanilla and cola, with supporting dry tannins. Admirable balance with some finishing persistence. Score: 89. Reviewed March 29, 2014

Winery: Balverne
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines