2010 Russian Hill Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.73, TA 0.58, 2,033 cases, $35. Select fruit from several small growers to represent the appellation as a whole. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, pneumatic punch downs, aged 11 months in 20% new French oak. · edium reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of Bing cherries and Asian 5-spice. Very smooth and plush on the palate with a deep cherry liquor flavor. Veers to the ripe side with some showy oak at play. Good (+). Reviewed June 4, 2013

Winery: Russian Hill Estate
From article: California Pinot Noir Doctors