2008 J. Keverson Haas Family Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., $32. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Noticeable legs in the glass due to the high alcohol. A bit shy, put pleasing scents of sweet raspberries, black cherries, biscuit, vanilla and oak. A rich, generous wine with berry, cherry and vanilla cola flavors that explode in the mouth and dance on the finish with tenacity. The tannins are reigned in and the alcohol is well-integrated. This is a Pinot for those who like the rush of busty California fruit. This type of wine shows well in a lineup with other wines at wine competitions. Good. Reviewed November 7, 2010

Winery: J. Keverson Wines
From article: 2010 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition