87 2007 Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 4/8/12 ($18)
95% Pinot Noir, 5% Gamay 13.5% alc
Overall: Ripe black cherry fruit with some cola and dates. Particularly ripe for RRV with slight heat. Solid middleweight with tasty fruit for the price. It would be even better if the ripeness was toned down to allow more elegant cola flavors to come out. Drink now and in the next year.
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