2008 Trinitas Cellars Carneros Pinot Noir

15.5% alc., pH 3.76, 880 cases, $28. Low yields, aged in 60% new French oak for 10 months. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Pleasing aromas of ripe black cherries, strawberries and raspberries accented by a wild flower bouquet and supporting toasty oak. A riper style with a middle weighted, earth-kissed cherry core offering a grilled meat, smoky and dusty edge with a hint of root beer. Admirable finesse makes for easy drinking. A little more alcohol than I prefer, but it is well-integrated. Plenty of pleasure for the tab. Very good (-). Reviewed February 15, 2010

Winery: Trinitas Cellars
From article: Three Carneros Pinot Noir Gems