2005 Lost Canyon Winery Saralee’s Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

340 cases, $40. This winery is one of my perennial favorites and I seem to often pick their wines out at blind tastings. The winery has a new tasting room adjacent to the winery on the Oakland bay front. The wine will be released in the spring. I picked this one out as a favorite in both the preliminaries and final judgings. The website is www.lostcanyonwinery.com. · The beautiful aromatics feature red and black fruits enhanced by spices and a little exotic wood. Plenty of toasty cherries are offered in a nicely structured wine with a silky texture. A lingering finish makes this a really classy wine. Reviewed January 22, 2007

Winery: Lost Canyon Winery
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