2006 Porter Creek Russian River Valley Estate Bottled Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., $32. · Intriguing notes of cherries, brier, sage, sawdust and oak on the nose. Earth-kissed black cherry core with grippy tannins that currently overwhelm the fruit. Improves in the glass over time indicating that decanting or further aging is advised. Hard to put my finger on it, but this wine just doesn’t excite now. Decent (+). Reviewed October 29, 2009

Winery: Porter Creek
From article: Small Sips of Russian River Valley Pinot