2005 Hallcrest Vineyards Barrel Select Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 233 cases, $42, Diam closure. A blend of grapes from the top five vineyards sourced by Hallcrest. · Ripe cherry and berry fruits, oak toast and vanillin on the attractive nose. Discreet but impressive depth and richness of flavor featuring darker ripe Pinot fruits, nicely spiced, flanked by harmonious t n ‘a. A well-crafted wine of great charm worthy of the Barrel Select designation. Very good. Reviewed November 13, 2009

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