Russian Hill Estate Winery Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Leras 2008

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Napa Valley Winery Exchange
San Francisco, CA (2,500 mi)
USD 45.95
750ml
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More elegant and balanced than the 2002 vintage, this is a still fairly thin wine that changes little over time, but it has all the classic aromas ... Read more

Smoke and damp earthy scents, including moss and mushroom, plus old spice cologne and worn leather burst from the bottle at uncorking. The palate ... Read more

Smoke and damp earthy scents, including moss and mushroom, plus old spice cologne and worn leather burst from the bottle at uncorking. The palate o... Read more

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Snooth User: Wine Fire
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/30/2011

More elegant and balanced than the 2002 vintage, this is a still fairly thin wine that changes little over time, but it has all the classic aromas and flavors of California Pinot. The nose and palate both show pleasant notes of tomato, blueberry and plum, and it has a bright, smooth, fruity finish.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
3.00 5
Vintage: 2002 10/06/2010

Smoke and damp earthy scents, including moss and mushroom, plus old spice cologne and worn leather burst from the bottle at uncorking. The palate opens with mushroom, mineral, spice, and moist forest floor, followed by black cherry and plum, plus smoked sausage and old leather. Pleasant acidity adds a bit of astringency on the back. This surly child smiles brightest at about one hour. Soft tannins lead to a delicate but quickly fading finish. Closes down to a sharp, thin and unbalanced version of itself at 1 ½ hours, lacking the breadth and depth of earlier savoring. However, at two hours, it opens again momentarily, with a surprising restoration of its former arrays on nose and palate, and a fresh zestiness that seems to come from nowhere. This cycle of opening and closing repeats itself numerous times over a four hour period, with a slow disintegration in elegance and fullness.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
577933841
3.00 5
Vintage: 2002 10/07/2010

Smoke and damp earthy scents, including moss and mushroom, plus old spice cologne and worn leather burst from the bottle at uncorking. The palate opens with mushroom, mineral, spice, and moist forest floor, followed by black cherry and plum, plus smoked sausage and old leather. Pleasant acidity adds read more...a bit of astringency on the back. This surly child smiles brightest at about one hour. Soft tannins lead to a delicate but quickly fading finish. Closes down to a sharp, thin and unbalanced version of itself at 1 ½ hours, lacking the breadth and depth of earlier savoring. However, at two hours, it opens again momentarily, with a surprising restoration of its former arrays on nose and palate, and a fresh zestiness that seems to come from nowhere. This cycle of opening and closing repeats itself numerous times over a four hour period, with a slow decline in elegance and fullness.


External Reviews for Russian Hill Estate Winery Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Leras

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Medium garnet in color to the rim. Lovely aromas of ripe cherry strawberry and rhubarb emerge with a touch of cinnamon spice and light oak. Ripe and smooth on the entry succulent red fruits are supported by excellent acidity keeping the wine elegant and light. Slight earth and herbal notes contribute to the complexity and gradually taper off on the soft fruit-driven finish. A classy and tasty effort! John Perry.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/05/2011

Medium ruby color; delicate, earthy and herbal aromas with some cherry notes; deep, rich earthy and herbal flavors with rich red cherry notes; elegant; some toasty oak; good structure and balance; long finish. Elegant, layered Pinot with a lot to o... Pinot Report. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Russian Hill Pinot Noir Leras Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Medium garnet in color to the rim. Lovely aromas of ripe cherry, strawberry and rhubarb emerge with a touch of cinnamon, spice and light oak. Ripe and smooth on the entry, succulent red fruits are supported by excellent acidity, keeping the wine ele... John Perry. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Russian Hill Pinot Noir Leras Vineyard 750ml


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