2007 David Bruce Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., $27. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherries, leaf and oak lead to flavors of strawberries, black raspberries and cherries. Earthy with sweet tasting fruit that is veering toward an overripe profile. Well oaked with firm tannins and sharp acidity on the finish. Decent. (This winery, which at one time produced stellar Pinot Noir under the hand of David Bruce, is now a commercial high-output factory of mostly generic appellation-based Pinot Noir. Bruce’s advancing age prevents him from being significantly involved in the winery) Reviewed November 2, 2011

Winery: David Bruce Winery
From article: Along the Pinot Trail in California