Ancien Russian River Pinot 2006

Ancien, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2006 The nose speaks of sweet cherries sprinkled with brown spices. In the mouth this is a supple Pinot with polished oak in the background to enhance the fruit – very nice.

The majority of the fruit is sourced from 2 acres planted by Gilbert Perez in the southwest corner of the appellation. Winemakers Ken and Teresa Bernards. Bottled in Napa 14.4% $45 at the winery for the current release ’07. This has been rattling around in the cellar for a bit and might still be available at a few retailers and restaurants. Full disclosure: this wine was a gift from one of my students and most appreciated as it is a lovely wine.

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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