2009 St Rose 777 Pinot Noir, Nunes Vineyard, Russian River Valley, CA, $40 (S) – Rating 91
This is a unique offering of 777 Pinot Noir clone from Fred Nunes of Nunes Vineyards under their own wine label St. Rose Pinot Noir. Often considered a blending clone, this 777 Pinot offers up an rustic yet artistic flare. Rich well-balanced flavors of dark cherry and spice layered with plum with hints of smoke and saddle leather. A complex medium-bodied Pinot with supple tannins that will reward your attention.