Black cherry, red licorice, and leafy herbs come through on the nose. Raspberry and pomegranate lead up front, and cranberry joins on the mid-palate. Forest floor and a drop of soy add depth and power. Tannins are soft, acids bright, offering a wide array of food pairings. Drink with duck and pork terrine. Recommended. 89 points. DBH

WHO: Angeline
WHAT: Pinot Noir
WHEN: 2015
WHERE: Mendocino County (80%), Sonoma County (20%), California
HOW MUCH: $18 (media sample)

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