2004 Rodney Strong Reserve Jane’s Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., $34. This wine is a barrel selection from the finest blocks in Jane’s Vineyard. · Green pepper and oak overtake the core of red berry and cherry fruit. Unusually plentiful tannins for a four-year-old wine. Lacks richness and nuance. I prefer the regular Rodney Strong Estate bottling at half the price. Reviewed January 1, 2009

Winery: Rodney Strong Vineyards
From article: Small Sips of Russian River Valley Pinot