2010 Davis Bynum Russian River Pinot Noir

The color and the flavor are both dark and rich. Fruits on the palate are red, strawberries and cherries, but both are dark, very ripe, even a little bruised. Wood provides a sweet background of vanilla and almond. Tannins are sweet and old, acids mild to match. This is a fat, rich Russian River pinot. It is an early drinker, not something to cellar for years. Drink with grilled swordfish. Recommended. DH

WHO: Davis Bynum
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHERE: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $30 (media sample)

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