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Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Enthusiast
Region: Russian River, California
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 13%
Item no. 114774
The Saralee's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007 is a medium cherry red color. The nose exhibits the usual array of red fruits but this year it is more cherry than strawberry/raspberry. Even though a fair amount of new oak was used, it is not evident as the fruit dominates the oak spice. In the mouth it is at once lush and a bit lean, finishing with a bit of grip at the sides of the mouth. Lovely now, better later.
Tight in acidity and tannins now, but very complex, offering a range of cherry, tangerine zest, mushroom, cola and Indian spice flavors that swirl to a long finish. The mouthfeel is delicate, but the power is impressive. Drink now–2015.