2008 McIntyre Vineyards Mission Ranch Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.64,$36. Released spring 2011. Clone 667 from Mission Ranch Vineyard. Vinified by Byron Kosuge. · Dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Perfume of dark red cherries, berry glaze, leaf and oak. This wine offers only a glimpse of its future potential. A little rustic and closed down now, but showing sparks of flavorful purple and black fruits caressed by supple tannins. Better and better over time in the glass. The velvety texture is very pinotesque. Cellar or decant if you must open now. Very good. Reviewed June 24, 2012

Winery: McIntyre Vineyards
From article: Along the Pinot Trail in California: Part I - Central Coast