2012 Wonderment Dr. Stan’s Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.65, 79 cases, $50. From a vineyard of less than 1 acre of 30+ year-old Pinot Noir vines planted to Dijon 115. · Moderate ruby color in the glass. Oak-kissed cherry perfume leads to a mid weight earthy wine featuring flavors of cherry, dried herbs, cola and noticeable oak overlay. Well-structured with dry tannins and enough acidity to bring the fruit to life. The wine finishes with a modicum of juicy cherry fruit. When tasted later in the day from a previously opened and re-corked wine, the oak was more integrated and the wine was noticeably more pleasing. Score: 90. Reviewed January 23, 2015

Winery: Wonderment Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir