2002 Whitethorn Hyde Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., $27. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass: still bright in color with no bricking. Primary black cherry fruit aromas persist along with secondary aromas of cigar box, black tea leaves and old trunk. Very tasty black cherry and raspberry fruits that veer to the ripe side with a hint of tobacco and tea in the background. A delightful aged California Pinot Noir with merged tannins, and a long, juicy finish. Score: 90. Reviewed February 8, 2015

Winery: Whitethorn Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay