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2007 Alysian Pinot Noir "Russian River Selection"

Alysian 2007 Russian River Selection Pinot Noir

Winery: Alysian

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River Selection"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $46

Cases produced: 1,524

KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: October 16, 2010

Wine Review: This bright red colored Pinot opens with a red raspberry bouquet with just a whiff of black pepper. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, soft, and easy to drink. The flavor profile is strawberry rhubarb with hints of black currant black raspberry. I even detected a little clove close to the finish. The finish is dry and lingers slightly. This easy going and food friendly Pinot would pair well with grilled cedar plank salmon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Alluring scents of lavender, blueberry and spice lead to cascading flavors of dark berries, pomegranate and wild plum. Flavors continue to build and intensify on the palate, and though blackberry/raspberry fruit remains the focus, spice and lavish oak elements add amazing depth and richness to the experience. It's the finish, however, that ultimately substantiates the wine's credibility; as correct tannins and crisp acidity provide the structural integrity and balance required for long-term cellaring and a refreshing, vibrant finish. - Gary Farrell, winemaker

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