2009 Holdredge Old School Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $38. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. The aromas are promising, offering scents of black cherries, brewed tea, baking spice and subtle oak char. On the palate the wine is oaky, with flavors of burnt wood, under ripe red fruits, green notes and piercing acidity on the finish. A flawed wine. Unsatisfactory. Reviewed November 2, 2011

Winery: Holdredge Wines
From article: Along the Pinot Trail in California