2006 Halleck Vineyards Hallberg Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., 295 cases, $55. From a Sebastopol vineyard that was once an apple orchard where the Hallecks purchased apples and apple juice. · Wild berries, sen-sen, cherries and crusty bread aromas draw you in. The wine offers a solid core of dark Pinot fruits with a sidecar of oak and earth, a dusty texture, admirable acid backbone, and a slightly dry but persistent finish. No octane in sight. A lot of potential lingering in the background here which needs time to break out. Be patient with this one. Even better from re-corked bottle next day. Reviewed March 17, 2008

Winery: Halleck Vineyard
From article: Open Your Wallet for Pinot Pleasure