2004 J. Wilkes Bien Nacido Vineyard Hillside Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 300 cases, $38. · An elegant and velvety Pinot that is straightforward. The aromas and flavors feature tart cherries, cranberries, oak and spice. A decent, but shy drink that may need some cellaring to coax out the fruit. Reviewed May 1, 2006

Winery: J. Wilkes Wines