Sonoma County, CA; 13.5% ABV
$7 at the Berkeley, CA, store on 4 Jan
I got this with a bit of trepidation that I wouldn’t like it, and while it’s not what I like best in Pinot Noir, it was actually pretty yummy.
I didn’t like that the body is on the heavier side for a Pinot, with ripe, almost jammy fruit of black and darker red cherries, with a little aromatic spice / pleasant funk, and only slight traces of the usual Pinot complexities of orange and herbs. However, especially with a little time in the glass, the flavors in the soft-textured wine become modestly complex and pretty tasty, prompting a hearty Drinkable.