Harrington Wines
Russian River Valley, California
Pinot Noir
2009
$23.99
14.2%
Very clean and transparent, brick red with a touch of orange, gets real washed out along the rims. Wood spice tinged nose, ginger root, lavender, tries to get smoky but ultimately fails, then develops a mild pickled edge before candied cherry, blackberry fruit smoothes it out. Full-bodied and robust, here the blueberry, blackberry to strawberry fruit utterly dominant. Remains vaguely tannic, acidity seems average. The spiciness lingers, matched up with orange and a little white grapefruit citrus. Runs a bit hot through the finish. Has held up well, at this point any further tertiary development a likely pipe dream, drink up while the fruit is so juicy.
89 points