2001 Talisman Thorn Ridge Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 404 cases. The 2001 vintage was marked by a cold, damp spring and the worst frost since 1980. As a result, yields were very small (1.9 tons per acre). · This Pinot offers attractive aromas of cherries and warm cookie dough. The fruit is enhanced with notes of earth, mushrooms and sauvage. The structure is firm but the style is elegant and silky. A rustic, Burgundian-styled wine that takes awhile to come around. Three days later, the edges had softened, the fruit was more forthcoming, and the wine was still pumping out the flavors. Reviewed May 1, 2006

Winery: Talisman