2018 Cortada Alta Vineyard Pinot Noir
This dark, brooding wine has a brilliant, deep purple color which remains opaque all the way to the rim. The youthful nose is comprised of anise, fennel fronds, holiday baking spice, cedar, wild berries, plums, and vanilla bean. Spice and hints of earl grey tea are surrounded by notes of blackberry pepper jelly on the palate. The texture is large-framed with moderate tannin, a hint of whole cluster and a finish of dense fruit and toasty oak that goes on for minutes. Try this from 2020-2030.