2005 Lane Tanner Julia’s Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 375 cases, $33. · This is the richest wine of the lineup but still has lively acid for balance. Decant this wine or wait an hour after pouring a glass or you will be cussing Lane that she sold you a bill of goods! Once it flowers, it offers an attractive nose of plums and currents with a plump mouth feel and a fruit and herbal finish. A little alcohol peaks out on the nose with time. I would drink the above two wines and cellar this busty one for later enjoyment. Reviewed March 27, 2007

Winery: Lane Tanner Winery
From article: The Pinot Czarina