2010 Cabot Vineyards Nash Mill Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 45 cases, $42. A stellar 4-acre vineyard source located in the deep end of the Anderson Valley adjacent Burt Williams’ Morning Dew Ranch Vineyard. Pommard clone aged in once used French oak barrels. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Shy aromas of dark red cherries and raspberries with oakdriven notes of toast and smoke in the background. Wood-infused core of cherries with some verve, augmented by balanced tannins and refreshing acidity. Finishes with much fanfare exhibiting a long cherry-driven flourish. Tasted the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine had partially shed its oak topcoat, and the fruit was more expressive. I would give this wine a few years for the oak to integrate and by then it should be special. Good (+). Reviewed January 19, 2013

Winery: Cabot Vineyards
From article: Sips of California Pinot Noir