2003 J. Wilkes Bien Nacido Vineyard Q Block Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., 215 cases, $48.50. · This wine has a focused nose of fresh baked cherry tart. The elegant cherry flavors are highlighted by oak and a touch of white pepper. Well-delineated but with bracing acidity that may overwhelm some tasters. A dining table performer. Reviewed May 1, 2006

Winery: J. Wilkes