Grapelive: Wine of the Week

ryanpn.gif2005 Ryan Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
This pretty Pinot is from the well regarded Peay Vineyard on the rugged Sonoma Coast and shows perfume, red berry, soft cherry, cola and mocha. This a wine to enjoy and savor for its Burgundy style ease and structure. After air this wine gains depth and some interesting aromatics including rose petals and Asian tea leaves, then a fuller body emerges with round layers of plumy fruit. The oak is matched well to the wine giving vanilla and subtle toast. Ryan makes a lovely balance style wine that can be matched to most menus and sipped enjoyably anytime. (Est. $45) 92+ Points, grapelive

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