2008 Lucky Star California Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $7.50, Diam closure. No, the price is not a misprint. · Initially the aromas are quite charming featuring black cherries, raspberries and leather hide. With time in the glass the charm fades, and the wine becomes stinky with notes of pine pitch and weeds. Simple and direct, with flavors of black cherries, cola, strawberries, sassafras and an underlying vegetal vein. Definitely Pinot Noir and an exceptional value, although it will not excite Pinot aficionados. Decent. Reviewed June 8, 2010

Winery: Lucky Star Wines
From article: Small Sips of Pinot