2005 Hallcrest Vineyards Vista Del Mare Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 167 cases, $42, Diam closure. This 4-acre vineyard is located in Scott’s Valley and looks out on Monterey Bay. · Ripe, slightly roasted fruit on the nose with added scents of black currants, maple syrup, exotic woods, Middle Eastern spices and a hint of alcohol. Black cherries are at the forefront on the attack with some attractive accents of spice and oak in the background. Soft in the mouth with fine-grain tannins and a slightly tart finish. Decent (+). Reviewed November 13, 2009

Winery: Hallcrest Vineyards
From article: Small Sips of Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir