Decent enough. Tons of fine-grained sediment that makes the experience bitter and unpleasant. After standing the remainder of the bottle up for 24 hours undisturbed, the wine was much better - although having the typical characteristics of a warm year. The importance of decanting or using some type of very fine filtration (coffee filter?) is evident and enlightening in this case.
Fairly classic new world pinot nose with cherries and perhaps some spice. Good mouthfeel, though it lacks the weight of a Kosta Browne; however, those wines are twice the price. A short finish. Overall, fiarly one-dimensional but a very good value.
This is not a cali pinot noir. Mr. Russ Raney has been making wine a long time here in Oregon. This entry level bottle can age well for three to four years and has been a fevorite of mine for many vintages. At fifteen bucks you can't beat it.
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