2006 ExS Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 1.5L
Dense, dark carmine red in color laced with seductive aromas of ripe Bing cherry, black plum, incense, clove, lavender and laurel which erupt from the glass in an exuberant, complex bouquet. Plush and luxuriant on the
palate, this Pinot Noir exhibits round, supple tannins framing a taut balance of natural acidity and voluptuous fruit. Flavors of sweet cherry and blackberry dominate with notes of rich spice and earth and a hint of smoked meat which presages a crisp, clean finish. This is a wine of finesse and restraint which will evolve in complexity with judicious cellaring.