Balletto 2008 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

The Balletto 2008 Block Pinot Noir is a serious, yet pretty, Pinot bursting with floral aromas of violets and lilacs, orange peel, light vanilla, and the slightest hint of dark-toasted bread. Its bright ruby color complements the underlying raspberry core of the wine. On the palate, the wine shows fine, cocoa-like tannins and a silky texture that pulls all the components into a focused and incredibly long, lingering finish. [+]