2008 Foppiano Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., $25. From a warm site at the northern extreme of the Middle Reach. · Strikingly potent aromas of slightly confected cherries. Rich, ripe cherry flavor with hints of spice, cola and dark chocolate. Generous, mouth coating tannins match the husky fruit beautifully. Very smoothly textured, showing a touch of warmth on the finish. Part of the charm of this wine is alcohol-driven and the wine veers a little too far to the ripe side for purists, but it is still an enticing wine that honestly reflects its warm site origins. A great value. Very good. Reviewed November 24, 2010

Winery: Foppiano Vineyards
From article: Reach for the Middle for Pinot Noir