2004 J. Wilkes Solomon Hills Vineyard Block 3 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 350 cases, $38. · This Pinot sports a pretty dark garnet robe. The deep, darkly fruited nose leads to luscious flavors of blackberries, mushrooms and mocha. The mouth feel is rich yet silky. This is a winner that really shines with air time. Really great with cheese that blunts the racy acidity. Reviewed May 1, 2006

Winery: J. Wilkes Wines