Arista Winery Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2006
Notes on the Arista Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2006 : NVWE NOTES: With its veneer of smoke, creamy vanilla, roasted grain and coriander seed, and rich core of black cherry, dry red rose and cola, the aromas of this immediately appealing Pinot are textbook Russian River. On the palate, it is super-sleek in texture, but mouth-coating, as its lovely cherry, sweet red plum, cereal grain, coriander seed and cola flavors fan out at the finish. Thoroughly delicious right now, it will grow more sophisticated over the next two years. It will be a wonderful companion to grilled salmon or tuna, and will stand up beautifully to rack of lamb or sauted duck breast. 1,000 cases produced.ARISTA RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR 2006
A bright flavorful wine, spicy and fruity in one taste. Great!
Nice full-bodied pinot with a burgundy color and strong legs. Fruity (blackberry and stonefruit) aroma, very well balanced and bright. Peppery taste with a light pucker that lingers on the tongue - very nice complement to pasta with butter and myzithra cheese.
Smooth and silky pinot. Not a lot of structure but is well balanced. This is a good wine to sip or to pair with milder dishes of pork or chicken but won't stand up to heavier meals.
Four and a half glasses