2012 Geyser Peak Winery Pluto’s Fury Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.60, 500 cases, $28. Pluto’s Fury takes its name from one of the historic geysers that dot the landscape around the winery. Historically, the geysers were located in an area of mineral wealth and were given colorful names derived from Greek mythology, stemming from the belief that mineral wealth originated in the domain of Pluto. Winemaker Ondine Chattan. Aged 11 months in 100% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Appealing aromas of cherry, brown spice, mushroom and sweet oak. A lighter weight, easy drinking wine that is soft and silky in the mouth. The flavors of cherry, strawberry and oak spice are enjoyable, and there is commendable harmony. The finish is pleasant but not remarkably long. A solid wine for the daily table. Score: 88. Reviewed April 19, 2014

Winery: Geyser Peak Winery
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