2006 Judd’s Hill Napa Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $25. This winery is owned and operated by generations of the Finkelstein family - Art, Bunnie, Judd and Holly. The family has been making wine since the 1970s. · Deep, darker fruited, jammy aromas with hints of mocha and tropical fruit. Rustic ripe fruits on the attack with an unusual malt and marzipan bent. Smooth, light and nicely composed except for a trailing bit of heat on the finish. A bit off the beaten track but will have some fans. Reviewed October 1, 2008

Winery: Judd's Hill
From article: Small Sips of California Pinot Noir: Just Drink It