2004 Alesia Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $39. Two bottles sampled - the two were completely different. · One bottle showed nice black raspberry, tobacco smoke and oak char scents with a healthy fruit core of blackberries, raspberries and a hint of herbs and wood. Silky in texture and clean on the finish. The second bottle showed a similar aromatic profile but oak char dominated the flavors and the finish was sour and unpleasant. Oh, the trials and tribulations of tasting wine. Reviewed April 7, 2008

Winery: Rhys Vineyards
From article: Pinots from the Edge