Sunday, July 12, 2015

Eric Ross Russian River Valley Poule d'Or Pinot Noir, 2001

After having a very good Wonderwall Edna Valley Pinot Noir last night with salmon at the Every Day People's Cafe in Douglas, MI, I was in the mood for another good Pinot--this time with home cooked whitefish. This 2001 Eric Ross RR Pinot was a beautifully mature choice.

A light Pinot ruby color but no real signs of advancing age. Lovely sweetish smells of red berries and flowers with toasty French oak fading into a backdrop. More ripe red fruit on the palate--like a strawberry/rhubarb tart. Lovely. Delicate--as a Pinot should be--but surprisingly rich fruit flavors on the mid-palate. Sweet, spicy finish. Is aging beautifully.

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