2006 Baton Laguna Ridge Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., $35. Project of Bill Vyenielo, who as General Manager, helped develop Peter Michael Winery into the respected position it is today. Jeff Pisoni is the winemaker. · Moderately light in color. Delicate aromas of ripe black cherries and oak. Rich flavors of black cherries and dark berries with a hint of cola and oak. Smoothly textured with well-proportioned dry tannins and some interest and persistence on the fruit-driven finish. A solid, well-priced wine. Very good. Reviewed February 15, 2010

Winery: Baton
From article: Small Sips of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir