Enjoy this food-friendly wine, well balanced, and smooth, with layers of fruit and spices. The nose has dark cherry, clove, cream, and vanilla. The palate is driven by red fruits, cherry, rhubarb, and cranberry. Birch, cream, vanilla, and sage give interesting layers to the mid-palate, and the finish adds black tea. Tannins are finely dusty. The tart fruit provides plenty of structure to hold up to rich foods. We suggest pairing with pork and mushroom terrine. Highly Recommended. 91 points.
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHERE: California, Napa Valley, Carneros
HOW MUCH: $35