2012 Willowbrook Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., $42. From a 3-acre vineyard located in the southwestern corner of the Russian River Valley. A mix of Dijon and Pommard clones and Swan and Calera selections. · Light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of red cherry, cranberry, sandalwood and rose petal rise from the glass. Light and elegant, with a charge of cherry fruit on the attack and finish. Silky in the mouth with a whisper of smoky oak in the background. Demure but satisfying. Score: 89. Reviewed January 23, 2015

Winery: Willowbrook Cellars
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir