Medium bodied on the palate with attractive see-through ruby color visually. Deep, dark sweet cherry aromas backed by earth, dried herbs, and yes a touch of alcohol (14.4% abv). The mouthfeel is more substantial than you'd expect given the relatively light color. Smooth and heart warming with a long finish. Thinking of Cakebread as more of a Cabernet (and Chardonnay) producer this is a solid effort in keeping with their style. It's undeniably California Pinot Noir, in a sophisticated yet approachable style any wine enthusiast should enjoy drinking. Serve this in the low 60Fs. Sample for review.
Very expressive with aromas of fresh strawberries, earth, toasted wood, asparagus, soy sauce, orange zest, floral notes and a hint of game. Great structure, focused and delicious with lots of spice and minerality on the finish.
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(Cakebread Cellars Pinot Noir) Medium dark cherry red color; oak, tart cherry nose; oak, tart cherry, pie crust palate with suave tannins; medium-plus finish (11 months in 37% new oak; 14.4% alcohol) 87+ points
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