2012 WesMar Hellenthal Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $45. · Moderately light reddishpurple color in the glass. Shy initially, but teases over time with vibrant aromas of wild berries, potpourri, spice and conifer. Delicious mid weight flavors of mixed berries, dark cherries and black plum with an appealing conifer note in the background. Highly nuanced, with plenty to discover over time including hints of sarsaparilla, cola, earth and smoke. Softly textured with a very long and engaging finish that demands contemplation. The pick of the litter. Score: 93. Reviewed December 10, 2014

Winery: WesMar Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir (& Chardonnay)