West of Temperance 2012 Rio Vista Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills)

Lighter bramble and red-currant fruits pop on the nose of this wine from the appellation's eastern end, as do baking-spice notes, crushed vanilla and hibiscus. It's airy on the palate, with tense cranberry and pomegranate, crushed oregano and dill, pencil lead minerality and a slowly simmering acidity. Matt Kettmann

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