My Rating 93 Points.
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
On the nose, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, wildflowers, alcohol, licorice, spices, chocolates, smoke, eucalyptus, green pepper and black pepper.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity, buttery and elegant, with great legs.
Fruity and dry on the palate with blackberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather, smoke, chocolates and eucalyptus.
Long finish with soft tannins and black pepper.
What an awesome Pinot Noir this is. Dramatically different than an old world Pinot. Drinkable right out of the bottle. Balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food.
This is a great sipping wine, with nice complexity, elegance and a great mouthfeel.
I would call it a Pinot Noir, for the Cabernet drinker. Another great wine from the Wagner family.
This single Vineyard Pinot, was aged in French oak barrels, for 9 months. Grapes are grown at 600 feet elevation, in Santa Maria Valley.
14.6% alcohol by volume.