2003 Row Eleven Wine Company Solomon Hills Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

144 cases, $39. One of the five top wines at the 2006 Pinot Noir Shootout. · Burly nose with plenty of toasted oak. A Caliesque style with plenty of oak flavor and substantial oak tannins. The finish is long and a touch vegetal. Obviously this wine has fans but it is not for me. Reviewed April 6, 2006

Winery: Row Eleven Wine Co.