2004 Cumbre Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., $79. The last vintage of the original plantings at Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard. · Intense dark reddish-purple color. Very ripe aromas of roasted black fruits and raisin. Dark and deep with almost impenetrable fruit buttressed by substantial tannins and finishing with orange peel-livened acidity. Drinks like a Petite Syrah. Not for the faint of heart now but it will be interesting to see how this wine evolves 10 years down the line. Reviewed March 15, 2009

Winery: Wines of Vine Hill
From article: Tasting Santa Cruz Pinot Noirz