The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. There is no sediment in the bottle. It smells like strawberry, raspberry, apple and dill. It tastes like strawberry, raspberry, dill and black pepper. The body is light/medium. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity. Tasted over 3 days with minimal fading. Well-balanced. At $18 purchase price, average QPR. Will buy future vintages.
APPEARANCE: clear; pale ruby, medium legs & tears NOSE: clean; medium intensity; flavour characteristics: strawberry, red cherry, cranberry (ripe fruit flavours), forest floor, sweet spices; developing PALATE: dry; high acidity; medium body; medium- tannin (fine grained); high alcohol; medium finish; medium flavour intensity; flavour characteristics: as per nose: strawberry, red cherry (jammy, confected flavours), forest floor, tobacco, sweet spices READINESS FOR DRINKING: can drink now, but has potential for ageing FURTHER REMARKS: good wine, typical California Pinot Noir. Nice complexity and concentration. Balance reasonable, a bit alcohol dominated. Reasonable price.
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