Popped and poured. Lighter in color and weight than other pinot opened tonight. Much more layered nose of black cherries, raspberry and spice with a hint of coffee grinds. Attack dominated by characteristic red cherries and cola. Medium mouth feel with good acidity; long, soft finish. Better balanced than the other pinot (Sonoma Coast) tried tonight.
14.4% alcohol. Terrific showing here. Red cherry color. Pretty nose of black cherry, light hints of blackberry, baking spice, and a faint floral note. In the mouth, racy and vibrant, with a light mouth feel but terrific purity. Coats the mouth with pretty, slightly tart fruit flavors. The spice and floral notes take on a more prominent role as the tangy acidity asserts itself. Very smooth finish. A-
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