Cherry stones, vanilla, and cola show on the nose. The palate leads with black cherry and strawberry, with a tart raspberry twist. Some vanilla comes through on the mid-palate. The finish favors the tart over the sweet. Mouth-feel is soft, tannins mild. Drink with bacon-wrapped pork medallions. Recommended. 87 points.
WHO: Frei Brothers
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHERE: California, Sonoma County, Russian River Balley
HOW MUCH: $22