2009 J Vineyards & Winery Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., $50. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels and lightly fined before bottling. · Medium reddish-purple hue in the glass. Brooding aromas of black fruit leather, black raspberries, violets, oak and spice. Tasty core of moderately rich black raspberry and blackberry fruit with hints of black tea and cola. Soft in the mouth, with firm, dry tannins. Drinking perfectly now. Very good. Reviewed June 24, 2012

Winery: J Vineyards and Winery
From article: Along the Pinot Trail in California: Part 2 - North Coast & Other