Thursday, May 20, 2010

2008 Loring - Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir - Russian River Valley

How's this..... My first wine note of the year.... In MAY!!! By the end of 2010, I would have posted 2.5 total notes.

Lots to catch up on and I will likely back fill this page with wines that I've had but have to transfer from hand notes to here.

But today we opened a 2008 Loring - Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir from Green Valley in Russian River.

Cheery red color. You do get a whiff of alcohol right off the bat (15.1% ABV) if you don't swirl it. But if you do... Notes of plum and raspberry mixed in with a little bit of what comes across as Christmas spice. The fruit is nice and bright. A big plus. Hot finish but for me the raspberry comes through. Medium bodied with a medium long finish.

Good wine but I wish the heat didn't get in the way.