2008 Williams Selyem Vista Verde Vineyard San Benito County Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.49, $54. Released fall 2010. This heavy limestone vineyard is located near Hollister in the Central Coast. Clones are Calera, Canada and Pommard. Aged 18 months in 70% new and 30% 1-year-old French oak barrels. · Intriguing aromas of dark red fruits, plum sauce, rose petals and oak. An individualistic wine sporting bright acidity to bring the berry and red plum fruit to life. A subtle spice cake component adds interest. Very smoothly textured with slippery tannins making for an easy and pleasurable drink. Good. Reviewed December 14, 2010

Winery: Williams Selyem
From article: Drinking Bigger