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Pinot Noir

2008 Bressler Pinot Noir: Strawberry, quince, cola, Christmas spice, and forest floor in this understatedly styled Pinot Noir. True to its Russian River Valley (Sonoma) origins without going over the top, it embraces a California style without the heaviness one sometimes sees. Impeccable balance is achieved after a couple of hours of air. Drink over the next 3-5 years.

The 2009 Pinot Noir needed more time in the bottle, and will be released in January 2012,