2006 Hook & Ladder Vineyards & Winery Estate Bottled Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 4,519 cases, $25. Made in small batches using open-top fermenters, native yeasts, 11 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately light crimson color. Pleasant scents of red fruit, oak and herbs, particularly sage, all of which are echoed in the flavors. The vein of savory herbs is particularly prominent. Light in weight and easy drinking, this wine is a perfect match for grilled salmon with thyme. Reviewed November 2, 2008

Winery: Hook & Ladder Vineyards & Winery
From article: Fog Makes Pinot in the Russian River Valley