2010 Paul Mathew Ruxton Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.79, TA 0.56, 139 cases, $45. Released November 1, 2012. This vineyard is on the western edge of the Green Valley AVA. Goldridge soil. Dijon clones 667, 777 and 115. Aged 10 months in 50% new French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Very seductive nose displaying bright aromas of dark red cherries and berries, musk and spice. On the lighter side but charming, with flavors of dark red cherries and cola, sporting supple tannins, and offering crisp acidity on the finish. A seamless wine with enough spirit and flavor to satisfy. Very good. Reviewed December 8, 2012

Winery: Paul Mathew Vineyards
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