2004 Jack Creek Cellars Kruse Vineyard York Mountain Templeton Reserve Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., $42. · Everything is ramped up here. The color is dark. The nose is a bit closed at this point with buttery toast and earth notes and a hint of alcohol. This is a rich, full-bodied wine with mountainous fruit, especially plum flavors. There is a solid backbone of oak and tannins that works in harmony with the fruit. The finish is pure and clean. A Big Gulp for lovers of hardy Cali Pinot Noir. Reviewed November 26, 2006

Winery: Jack Creek Cellars
From article: Memoirs of a Wine Trip Well-Taken