Whiffs of brandy and black tea leaves accent delicate black cherry and violet in this lithe Pinot Noir. It's a frail beauty rather than a powerhouse, but invigorating in acidity. Delicate spice and soft but pleasantly astringent tannins mark 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: firstname.lastname@example.org