Wine Find

WINE FIND

April 01, 2009|By Michael Dresser

2007 Rusack Pinot Noir

From: Santa Ynez Valley, Calif.

Price : $23

Serve with: Pork, veal, grilled tuna

This is a flat-out spectacular pinot noir from the neighborhood of the movie Sideways. You'll never crave merlot again after experiencing the velvety smoothness and perfect pitch of this medium-bodied but intensely penetrating red wine. There's an almost electric purity to its black-cherry flavor that just screams "pinot." This wine captures the style of a $150 French Burgundy but adds an extra measure of California fruit. Wonderful!

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