Sonoma County Pinot Noirs 2007

Balletto, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, Estate Bottled, Pinot Noir 2007 Sweet, ripe fruit fills the glass, a blend of cherries and raspberries. In the mouth there is also a touch of caramel, light body, smooth texture and long acidity – perfect for Sunday’s roast chicken. P&B by Laguna Oaks Vineyards & Winery in Santa Rosa 13.9% $24 for the current release ’08 at the winery, a gift to the class from the SFCWC Balletto

Vision Cellars, Sonoma County,Pinot Noir 2007 The fruit has a liqueur-like character like Cassis in the nose with a touch of smokiness. In the mouth the fruit is so expressively ripe and sweet-appearing, succulent and smooth – perfect when you want a glass of Pinot before dinner. Winemaker Mac MacDonald. Vinted and bottled in Rutherford 13.5% $38 at the winery, a gift to the class from the SFCWC Vision Cellars

About RJ

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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