2008 Valerie’s Vineyard “One-Acre” Carneros Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $40. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Some aromatic breadth with scents of black cherry syrup, toasty oak and earthy flora. Rich and sappy, with dense flavors of dark cherry and berry accented with a hint of prune and marzipan. Still quite structured and fresh, with a polished mouthfeel. Drink now to 2025. Score: 90. Reviewed April 19, 2017

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