07 Inman Thorn Ridge Pinot Noir ($56)  ☺☺☺☺

Time has treated this wine really well, the original tasting we did in 2009 showed great balance and a floral nose. Now the wine has evolved into the deep blackcurrant and cherry style which Russian River excels at. The tannins have mellowed but still provide the backbone to the wine and the long finish is full of darjeeling tea and that typical floral style. I am sure this will last for quite some time but in the meantime it is really showing well.

© John Holmes 2014