A friend brought this bottle of Russian River Pinot Noir over for a party, I got to evaluate it on day 2- here goes.
Medium ruby with a watery sheen (14.5% ABV). Intense aromas of sweet black cherry, strawberry pie, baking spices, vanilla bean, candied cherry (like red twizzlers). On the palate- medium (+) acidity with fine grained, medium tannins and a relatively full body. Imagine ripe, bright red fruit with subtle oak nuance of baking spices and vanilla. A stunningly delicious and well structured New World Pinot that gets 93 points- drink till 2028. Salut….