2009 Esterlina Cole Ranch Reserva Mendocino Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., $65. At 189 acres, Cole Ranch is the nation’s smallest AVA. Located between Anderson Valley and Ukiah off Highway 253. · Medium reddishpurple color in the glass. Slightly confected aromas of black raspberries and pie cherries. Waves of mid weight dark stone fruits and berries unfold on the palate with accents of oak, cola and brown spice. Balanced fine-grain tannins, bright acidity and some length on the fruit-driven finish. A very ripely fruited style. Very good. Reviewed June 24, 2012

Winery: Esterlina Vineyards & Winery
From article: More Anderson Noir Valley Pinot