This wine is a deep, rich ruby-purple hue. As a true classic Russian River Pinot Noir the wine expresses aromas of very fragrant exotic spice and intense blackberry fruit. As you smell the wine in your glass, you will find hints of sweet vanilla that the oak barrel aging adds to the wine's complexity. An elegant structure with silky tannins adds to the intensity of the spices and red berry flavors. Long a favorite of Pinot Noir wine lovers, this vintage will be appreciated for its balanced acidity, juicy core and a long finish.