2008 Brogan Cellars Russian River Valley Reserve Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $75. A blend of all Russian River Valley vineyard designates. · Aromas of black cherries, spice, sandalwood and prominent toasted oak. Plenty of fruit at the core, but dominated by flavors of oak and ash. Silky soft on the palate with fine tannins. Will surely improve over time in the bottle with more integration of the oak, although an opened and re-corked bottle was not any better the next day. Decent. Reviewed September 8, 2010

Winery: Brogan Cellars
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