Saintsbury Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006
|Region||California, North Coast, Anderson Valley|
Here the nose is a step up in aromatic elegance with an ever so slightly riper array of cherry, raspberry and red pinot fruit that also carries very subtle spice notes that are reflected on the naturally sweet, intense, pure and balanced middle weight flavors that possess a dusty mouth feel and a bit better overall balance on the punchy and mouth coating finish. This is a pretty effort that should age reasonably well over the mid-term. It's certainly worth a look.
Loamy and earthy, with savory dried berry, sage and nutmeg flavors that give this a woody profile. Drink now through 2010. 774 cases made.