2019 J.C. Somers Abbey Ridge Vineyard Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $65. According to vintner J.C. Somers, “Abbey Ridge Vineyard is the finest Pinot site in the New World.” · Moderate garnet color in the glass. A marriage of cherry and toasty oak on the nose with the cherry fruit coming to the forefront over time. Very engaging and mouth-filling in a midweight style with a strong entry, mid-palate presence and finish all infused with cherry goodness. There is plenty of exotic spice as well with added flavors of crisp bacon and oak-driven tobacco. A very Pommard-like, dancing Pinot that is gently virile. More gregarious with loads of spice and dissipated oak when tasted the following day from previously opened bottle. A hauntingly beautiful wine. Score: 96. Reviewed May 30, 2022

Winery: J.C. Somers
From article: Vineyards Established 1972-1973