2008 COBB Rice-Spivak Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 500 cases, Magnum. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Purple berry and grape aromas with a hint of spice arise from the glass initially, with a smoky contribution over time. The core of mid-weight, juicy cherry fruit is very satisfying and brought into focus by excellent underlying acidity. The tannins have receded and there is some persistence on the finish. There is definitely some smoke taint present but an inexperienced Pinot Noir drinker may not notice it. Drink up before the fruit fades. Score: 91. Reviewed August 1, 2021

Winery: COBB Wines
From article: Elite California Pinot Noir Vineyards Part I: North Coast - Sonoma Coast