2006 O’Connell O’Connell Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., $43. · Showy black cherry and black current aromas with a hint of sherry. A strange wine with stemmy fruit, oak, and medicinal (iodine) flavors. Soft in the mouth with fine tannins. With air, port flavors emerge. Disappointing. ? bad, oxidized bottle. Reviewed August 4, 2008

Winery: O’Connell Vineyards
From article: Small Sips of the Russian River Valley