(2006 Vintage) Our 2006 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of eight vineyards, which all lie in and around the central part of the Russian River Valley appellation. This area gives the wine a spicy red fruit core with a rich, supple character. The individual lots are all unique, giving the blend a load of complexity. We recommend drinking this wine between 2009 and 2014. The 2006 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir initially delivers deep flavors of cola, dark cherry and sweet spices. Traces of vanilla bea...
International Wine Cellar(2005 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 132, May/June 2007. ($45) Medium red. Jammy raspberry and cola aromas complicated by mocha, red licorice and an exotic hint of peach pit. Sweet and velvety in the mouth, with creamy raspberry and plum preserve flavors and good heft. The weighty, round finish features a clingy red fruit preserve quality. I'd opt for drinking this on the young side.
International Wine Cellar(2004 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 126, May/June 2006 ($32; from a blend of four vineyards, two of which are in Green Valley) Good deep red. Aromas of raspberry, strawberry and cinnamon. Supple, spicy and aromatic in the mouth, with enticing sweetness but slightly drying oak tannins. Could use a bit more vibrancy.
Burghound(2004 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Burghound in Issue 23, 3rd Quarter, 2006
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator