1997 Joseph Swan Pinot Noir Lone Redwood Ranch
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 78

Alcohol by volume: 12.7%
Price at time of purchase: $20.00 (from winery)
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

This was tasted with some trepidation as the color when poured was a nearly transparent, muddy red/brown color. The nose was not bad, dominated by bright, sweet red cherry components. But in the mouth the fruit was obviously beginning to dry up and the wine had lost its balance, leading to a clipped finish. Perhaps this was just a bad bottle, but if not, drink up. - HK 2001-12-25


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