2017 Mount Eden Vineyards The Tanaka Project Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 75 cases, $80. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. An extraordinary wine in all respects. Soaring aromas of the blackest fruits, anise, and oak-driven spice and mocha. Glorious purple grape and purple plum flavors exhibit a striking entry, mid-palate and finish. Very modest tannins, with exquisite harmony. An extremely long finish just doesn't want to give up. Terrific the next day and 3 days later from a previously opened bottle still showing an amazingly long finish and impeccable balance. Score: 97. Reviewed September 19, 2021

Winery: Mount Eden Vineyards
From article: Elite California Pinot Noir Vineyards Part III: Central Coast - Santa Cruz Mountains