2009 Olivia Brion Heron Lake Vineyard Wild Horse Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., 400 cases, $40. Released April, 2012. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of dark red berries, seasoned oak and floral bouquet. More savory than fruity, with a core of dark red cherries and berries, offering interesting riffs of red bell pepper, herbs and spice. A unique wine that unfolds slowly in the glass, offering well-honed ripe, fine-grain tannins and an uplifting cut of acidity on the finish. This wine will appeal to those who do not relish overtly fruity wines. Very good. Reviewed April 4, 2012

Winery: Olivia Brion
From article: Recent California Pinot Noir Releases