2012 Baxter Valenti Vineyard Mendocino Ridge Pinot Noir

$48. Vineyard is high upon Greenwood Ridge above the fog line and bathed in sunshine while moderation from the nearby ocean keeps grape maturation slow and steady. 30% whole cluster. · Moderately light red cherry color in the glass. Aromas of cherries, strawberries, spice and herbal tea. Flavors of black stone fruits and pomegranate with a riff of savory herbal notes in the background. The fine-grain, lithe tannins and juicy acidity make for easy drinking. Score: 92-94. Reviewed April 4, 2015

Winery: Baxter Winery
From article: Tastes of World of Pinot Noir