2015 Valerie’s Vineyard “One-Acre” Carneros Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 60 cases, $40. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Plenty of aromatic volume, featuring scents of cherry, raspberry, sage and rose petal. The nose reminds of some intraberry (carbonic) fermentation. Ripe and discreetly sappy flavors of cherry, cranberry and strawberry offer good vibrancy. The gossamer tannins make for seductive drinking, the black cherry infused finish delights, and the overall harmony results in a charming, even aristocratic impression. Score: 92. Reviewed April 19, 2017

Winery: Valerie’s Vineyard
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir