2005 Athair Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 600 cases, $28. I wrote about this wine previously and praised it (PinotFile volume 6, Issue 31). This time around with the same wine I wasn’t as sold. · Attractive bottle with embossed label. Dark red-purple in color. Very nicely composed aroma profile of cherries, earth, and oak. Plenty of luscious dark fruits and spice, but encumbered by a woody aftertaste that persists despite lengthy air time. Very nice acidity for the table. Reviewed April 7, 2008

Winery: Athair Wines
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