2009 VML Virginia Marie Lambrix Boudreaux Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

15.3% alc., 235 cases, $45. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Initially the nose is quite fruity displaying aromas of black cherries, dark plums, and black raspberries. Over time in the glass, the fruit recedes to the background and oak takes over. Full-bodied flavors of blueberries and black cherries which are on the ripe side. Underpinnings of oak spice and oak char are a bit intrusive. The fruity finish is noticeably dry and tannic leaving some heat in its wake. Decent. Reviewed May 15, 2011

Winery: VML Winery
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