2010 Tessier Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.58, 122 cases, $28. Aged in 33% new French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of Bing cherries, cherry syrup and sandalwood. Middleweight flavors of fresh cherries caressed by soft tannins complimented by subtle oak. A solid wine that is very open and approachable with an appealing Elvis on velvet mouth feel. Good (+). Reviewed April 4, 2012

Winery: Tessier Winery
From article: Recent California Pinot Noir Releases