2005 Ampelos Cellars Lambda Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 535 cases, $35. Also tasted at home before the Shootout tasting. · Lovely nose of fresh picked wild strawberries and raspberries. Well endowed varietal flavors of cherries and berries with a sidecar of gentle oak. Fresh and juicy, smooth in the mouth with caressing tannins and a pleasant acid lift on the tangy finish. Reviewed January 1, 2009

Winery: Ampelos Cellars
From article: 2008 Pinot Noir Shootout Prelims