2004 Brogan Cellars Buena Tierra Vineyard Helio Doro Block Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., 220 cases, $75, Magnum. · Moderate light garnet in color with some bricking of rim. Intriguing, complex and captivating aromas of fresh cherry, barrel spice, old leather, blood orange zest, root beer and dried herbs. Delicious flavors of burnished black cherry, black raspberry and dark chocolate in a mid-weight style with faded tannins and a silky mouthfeel. Showing an aged patina but still delightful, finishing with some persistence and the slightest sense of alcohol. The wine held up nicely over time in the glass. Magnums make all the difference. Score: 93. Reviewed August 29, 2020

Winery: Brogan Cellars
From article: Historic California Old Vine Pinot Noir Vineyards Pulled Out or Planted Shortly After 1980 or Lacking Verifiable Planting Information