2006 Ketcham Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., $40. This label, owned by partners Mark Ketcham and Steve Rigisich and vinified by winemaker Michael Browne (Kosta Browne), is relatively new but has been impressive. · Dark reddish-purple robe. Deep aromas of black cherry liquor with dried herbs, hay, and subtle oak char. Nice black cherry fruit core presented with restraint. Light and soft in the mouth, finishing with gossamer tannins. Very good. Reviewed August 4, 2008

Winery: Ketcham Estate
From article: Small Sips of the Russian River Valley