The acidic, minerally earthiness of Carneros Pinot Noir is uplifted by the ripe, fruity vintage, resulting in quite a fine young wine. May well be Merryvale's best ever. Their regular '09 was a beauty. This takes the dry, crisp fruitiness to new heights in richness and complexity. Silky and elegant in cherries, raspberries and cola, it should gain traction over the next six years.