Sonoma Coast AVA, CA; 14.5% ABV (I think)
$13 at the Oakland, CA, store on 29 Oct
On first pour, and early on, I thought this wine was lovely, showing, lighter red cherry / strawberry / raspberry, orange, and tasty herbal complexity. However, with more air, the fruit filled out into thicker and relatively simple darker red / black cherry with the other complexities much in the background. It seemed to developed as much as it was going to on the first night after about 2:15 of air, but it was still a relatively coarse wine compared to what it had been on opening. I suspect the delicateness and complexity is under there, but will need more age to be easily available.
The saved, single-glass, screw-cap bottle was really quite lovely, showing elegant flavors of black cherry, strawberry jam, dark red raspberry, orange, complexity in the cocoa / coffee / cola area, and dried herbs. The wine will probably be more accessible in another year or two, but it seems like a good deal in Pinot, especially at the sale price. It will probably be gone before the sale ends, anyway.