2014 Ultramarine Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

12.0% alc., $85 (secondary market). This is a highly acclaimed cult producer of both sparkling wines and still Pinot Noir sourced from Charles Heintz Vineyard, crafted by The San Francisco Chronicle’s 2016 Winemaker of the Year, Michael Cruse. · Light red ruby color in the glass. A similar aromatic profile to a Pinot Noir Rosé, with scents of strawberry, cranberry, blood orange, herbs and spice. Rather light in weight and lean in style, with flavors that echo the aromas. Bright and lifted with good acidity, but the attack and finish lack sustenance. Seems like a still wine made with grapes ripened for sparkling wine. Score: 89. Reviewed May 7, 2017

Winery: Ultramarine Wines
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines