2008 Red Car The Aphorist Bartolomei Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., $60. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Opens reluctantly in the glass but with coaxing reveals pleasing aromas of black raspberries, black cherries, Jolly Rancher reds and pine pitch. Pretty core of dark red berry, blueberry and pomegranate fruit with a sidecar of citrus. Zippered up like a tight corset. The tannins are restrained and there is respectable persistence on the fruit-filled finish. Very good. Reviewed June 8, 2010

Winery: Red Car Wine Co.
From article: Small Sips of Pinot