2005 Burrell School Veranda Vineyard Reserve Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 336 cases, $35, This vineyard is near Mount Madonna, 800 feet above Monterey Bay. Pommard and Dijon clones. · Moderately light reddish-purple color. Alluring scents of cherries, strawberries, rhubarb and roses. Brambly dark red Pinot fruits are very soft in the mouth accompanied by gossamer tannins. A silky and sensual wine of great charm. Drinking now at its apogee. Reviewed March 15, 2009

Winery: Burrell School
From article: Tasting Santa Cruz Pinot Noirz