Small Vines Russian River Pinot Noir 2008

Small Vines, Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir 2008 This wine is a star. In the nose the fruit has a liqueur-like character, showing off its ripeness. In the mouth there is again that straddling of the Old and New Worlds that Small Vines pulls off vintage after vintage. The structure is there yet the fruit is opulent. The acidity is again a hallmark, taking the flavors in your mouth for a long and pleasurable ride.

The grapes were all organically farmed by Paul and the team at Small Vines.The wine spent 15 months in oak, 39% of which was new – only 375 cases produced. Proprietors Paul and Kathryn Sloan. P&B in Santa Rosa 14.5% available for $50 at the winery, a media sample Small Vines

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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