Similar to previous experience. Cherry and baking spice. This time tasted side by side with a Sandhi Santa Rita Hills. Decent in its own right, but easily dominated by the Sandhi tasted side by side. Noticeable heat on the finish, heavier mid palate and more obvious vanilla oak than the Sandhi. Finish is also short and simple compared to the Sandhi. Worlds apart in quality level.
Nice for the (highly discounted at $25) price range. Baking spice and cherry nose. Some decent earthiness by Sonoma standards. Good balance with plenty of acidity. No signs of cola, only the slightest bit of vanilla, but barely noticeable.
Nice clarity and dark garnet hue and dense color, and not a lot of translucence for a Pinot Noir. Smells are vanilla, raspberry, dark chocolate, and dark cherries. The tastes are cherry, black olive, spicy notes, and earthy notes of fall leaves and stone. This is a pleasant wine with a little heat and extracted fruit. The tannins are furry and dry and the body is medium to heavy. This is a pleasant wine.
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