The nose opens with lovely Pinot Noir aromas of red fruit, strawberries and cherry stones, with some sage, all with a light dusting of white pepper. The red fruits, sage, and a background of licorice grow from attack to finish, all with a silky mouth feel, but tannins just tight enough to offer promise with more time in the cellar. While not inexpensive, this is a good bargain for a very nice Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.

WHO Olson Ogden
WHAT Pinot Noir
WHERE California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
WHEN 2007
HOW MUCH $42 (note- this wine was received as a free press sample)


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