By: Bryan Brick
K&L Staff Member
Anyone that knows the staff at K&L is fully aware of our love affair with the wines of Joseph Swan. The classically styled wines are full of honest flavors, vibrant acid and have proven time and time again that they develop wonderfully in the cellar. Not to mention Rod and Lynn Berglund are two of the sweetest people you'll ever meet. If you haven't been to their incredibly modest tasting room, where the wines are the centerpiece, it is a must the next time you are in the Russian River Valley. This Pinot Noir is truly for fans of the varietal, there is no bombast here, no searing alcohol, no obtuse oak just pretty feminine fruit, white floral notes and tangy, lip-smacking acidity. Full of flavors of strawberry, rhubarb, wet clay, hyacinth and sandalwood, this is a perfect wine for a myriad of foods and really is best suited at the dinner table. Plus, I'll go on record as saying that it may have the best price/quality ratio in the store.