This Sonoma Coast Pinot comes from three vineyards on the coast. The results are just plain fancy: This wine exudes pepper on the nose, then kicks into a palate that offers tons of rich cherry character, more pepper, cinnamon, and a touch of mint. Big body, lots of intensity. Finish is savory, not at all fruity. Quite an interesting balance of flavors, and definitely worth sampling.
A- / $40 / sonomacoastvineyards.com
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