2011 Williams Selyem Weir Vineyard Yorkville Highlands Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $58. · Medium reddish-purple robe. Very shy nose with demure aromas of cherries and berries and a hint of spicy oak. Modest in weight but flavorful, with tastes of black cherry, black raspberry, dark chocolate and cola. The tannins are reigned-in and there is a delightful vein of underlying acidity bringing the wine to life. The finish is crisp and refreshing. Currently, the aromatics are lagging the flavors, but there is potential down the road. Score: 90. Reviewed December 18, 2013

Winery: Williams Selyem
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir