2009 Whitethorn Elk Prairie Vineyard Humboldt County Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $40. · Ripe fruit aromas and mid weight plus, sappy flavors of black cherry, black raspberry and cassis are featured. Lovely fruit, which stars on the generous finish, but is somewhat buried by muscular tannins. Need a big ribeye steak for this one. Score: 89. Reviewed February 8, 2015

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