2007 Arista Pinot Noir "Longbow"
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 88

Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $48.00 (from winery)
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

My favorite from among several good but pricey non-single-vineyard Pinot Noirs from Arista. (The single vineyards appear to be available only through the mailing list, with a multi-year wait.) Attractive cherry-laced Pinot fruit with a touch of earthiness and spice; ripe-feeling and satisfying texture. Very good Pinot, but at least at this young age didn't strike me as having the purity, depth, and complexity to justify a nearly $50 price tag. - HK 2009-08-12


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