2006 Tati’s Block O’Neel Family Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5%, $25. This bottling is a private reserve wine of the O’Neel family who sell some of their fruit to Kosta Browne. · Moderately deep ruby color. Aromas of cherries, strawberries, herbs and toasty oak. Elegantly styled with admirable acidity and supple tannins. The wine is initially herbal and oaky but sampled the next day from a previously opened re-corked bottle, had become more fruity and lost its woody qualities. Decant or cellar for a year or two. Decent (+). Reviewed October 29, 2009

Winery: Tati’s Block
From article: More Sips of California Pinot