06 J Russian River Pinot Noir ($35) ☺☺

The J series of Pinot Noir give Pinot lovers a great base wine to compare others against. The wine is always consistent, rarely have I had a poor vintage or bad bottle. This win sits firmly in the 90+ points area and it delivers a very good wine from what was not a particularly notable vintage. Cherries dominate the nose but there is also that wonderful mineral mushroom flavor which is so evocative of this style of pinot. On the palate there is a hint of cola and citrus, the finish is long and lingering giving pleasure to the last drop.  

© John Holmes 2014