2007 Athair Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., 725 cases, $36, unreleased. Grapes sourced from Calegari Vineyard on Eastside Road and Lowe Vineyard on River Road. Aged in 30% new and 70% neutral French oak barrels. · Complex and appealing nose featuring aromas of Bing cherries, cardamon spice, a hint of oak, and a little good funkiness. Cherry-driven with an underpinning of cola and spice with a memorable persistence of cherry fruit on the finish. Nicely put together and a pleasure to drink. Very good. Reviewed October 29, 2009

Winery: Athair Wines
From article: Small Sips of Russian River Valley Pinot