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Deering Russian River Valley 2010 Pinot Noir (SRP $50): I was recently introduced to Deering Wine’s portfolio through Cellars of Sonoma tasting room. Proprietor Scott Jordan stocks the shelves with limited-production wines from (mainly) Sonoma-based producers and Deering Wine is the latest addition to his tasting room. The Deering Russian River Valley 2010 Pinot Noir is elegant and focused with inviting aromas of pretty red fruit, notes of floral perfume, black tea nuances, and slightly muted earth tones. The red fruits continue on the palate, framed by fresh acidity, a satiny texture, and a pleasing, medium-length (baking) spice tinged finish. Thoroughly enjoyable on its own, but would pair wonderfully with dishes like lamb, salmon, and grilled portobello mushrooms. A tasty effort, considering this is Deering’s first vintage of Pinot Noir. Deering also makes varietal wines out of Grenache Blanc and Chenin Blanc – two under-appreciated grape varieties (in the US) that have the potential to produce very good wines. Be sure to catch Scott’s live wine broadcast every Tuesday at 9PM EST by following #TVTuesdayLive on Twitter. Region: Russian River Valley, CA. (Other info: ABV 14.2%, cork enclosure). – myvinespot.com

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