Talisman Red Dog Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005
This Red Dog Pinot has such a clean fresh brightness, and a myriad bouquet of blueberry, black pepper and luscious dark fruit. Earthiness, dried strawberry, currant and light sweet oak. The texture is smooth and savory with umami and great tension of tannin and a gorgeous burst of fruit, followed by black cherry, slate and blackberry cheesecake. A slightly spicy, smoky finish lingers on softly. What a fun and complex wine.