Red Wine by Alta from Russian River, California. The 2013 Alta Russian River Pinot Noir has a wonderfully rich, creamy mouthfeel with red cherry fruit in every sip. The nose is like smelling a fresh baked cherry tart with Bavarian cream on a hot crust. It literally melts in your mouth, as the flavors unravel and reveal themselves, one by one. The wine further expresses its complexity and identifies its terroir with earthy notes, quintessential to Sonoma Coast. All together, this wine is bright and well knit. It is drinking well now, with good aging potential.