Newly released, this Sonoma Coast pinot is a rather archetypal version of the grape and the region, an earthy, chewy wine with a plummy, almost prunish, core — but with a twist. Raspberry is big on the nose, which makes Picket Fence’s creation a little more jazzy and exciting. It’s a shame that doesn’t translate into the body of the wine, but it’s enough to merit checking out a bottle should you run across it at a shop or wine list.
A- / $42 / picketfencevineyards.com
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