2009 Hamilton-Stevens Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $8.99. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Some attractive aromas of spiced cherries with a hint of barnyard. Ripe strawberry-themed fruit flavor with undertones of cherry cola, mocha and oak and some persistence on the finish. Definitely Pinot Noir in character. Good. Reviewed February 8, 2011

Winery: Hamilton-Stevens
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