Not sure nature intended for 80,000 cases of Pinot Noir ever to be made but this Pinot—from Mendocino County no less, where the grapes so often shine bright—is syrupy like thick cherry jam with nothing much varietal about it.
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Reviews wines from California.
Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat
and Sonoma Magazine
, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.