Ripe, fleshy blackberry and cherry tones are seductive in this dark, succulent Pinot Noir. Hints of anise, vanilla and spice intensify its plush feel but are offset nicely by brisk acidity on the midpalate. Fine grained but penetrating tannins frame a moderately long finish.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: email@example.com