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2005 Segue Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 50 cases, $42. As the label says, “Like a silky transition between sunset and twilight, the wine in this bottle has been crafted to segue fluently from grape to glass.” · The nose is classic Pinot Noir with cherry and berry goodness with toasty oak highlights. A little heat is evident but it is not over the top. Perfectly fine cherry cola fruit is presented in a gentle and lighter style. The texture is satiny and the wine finishes with lively acidity. Only some bitter oak tannins on the finish mar the experience. Certainly a very drinkable Pinot and one to be proud of considering this is an initial effort. Reviewed January 22, 2007

Winery: Segue Cellars
From article: Segue Pinot Noir