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David Bruce Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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Pinot Noir



Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) This wine follows in the footsteps of our very successful 1999 bottling from the Truchard vineyard,and if anything sets the standard for quality higher still.The 2000 vintage gave us ideal ripening conditions without waves of heat pushing sugars up faster than flavors in the grape could mature.The resulting wine displays rich dark cherry aromas accented with notes of violets and spice, supported by toast and faint smoke from the barrel.In the mouth the wine is beautifully integrated,with oak supporting rather than dominating,and fruit lingering well into the finish.With a combination of balance,suppleness,and concentrated fruit flavors,this wine should age gracefully for the next five years.

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    about 9 years
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Scents of tart cherries with a slight drift towards a lemony note take the aromas slightly off the typical Pinot track, and, in truth, acidity is never far from the scene in the wine's pert, nicely fruity flavors. Full in body, a bit stiff in the latter palate, yet structured for uses with tangy, marinated meats or seared tuna steaks, this one could use a few years of aging.
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