2006 Olson Ogden Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 283 cases, $42. Sourced from two vineyards. Clones are 23 and Martini. Aged 16 months in 55% new French oak. · The nose stars Bing cherries with side notes of Provencal herbs, sage and oak. Crunchy dark cherries, and ripe strawberries with an underpinning of forest floor, savory herbs and a citrus note on the brisk finish. The dry tannins are well corralled. The mid-palate fruit attack lacks some fullness, but this is a very pleasant drink. Reviewed July 9, 2009

Winery: Olson Ogden Wines
From article: Sips of 2006 California Pinot Noirs