2005 ZD Wines Carneros Reserve Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 950 cases, $50.. Sourced from the 7-acre deLeuze Family Vineyard in Carneros planted entirely to the Hanzell clone. · A hearty and satisfying nose brimming with dark fruits, toast and barnyard. Full-bodied mélange of dark stone fruit preserves with plenty of oak and herbal influence. Nicely balanced with a strong presence. I previous reviewed the regular bottling which was quite good as well, but this is truly a reserve with more intensity and punch. Reviewed February 18, 2008

Winery: ZD Wines
From article: Small Sips of Pinot