2007 Lafond Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 2,800 cases, $20. · Deep, dark reddish-purple color. Attractive purity of black cherry fruit on the nose with a hint of smoke. Moderately rich and fruit driven with flavors of black cherries and plum and an edge of oak. Silky textured with soft tannins and a little heat on the finish. Loses appeal in the glass over time. Reviewed September 5, 2009

Winery: Lafond Winery & Vineyards
From article: Small Sips of Pinot