2007 Scherrer “Big Brother” Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 160 cases, $50. A blend from a vineyard in Annapolis and another in Bodega, the name comes from the generosity of the wine, yet retains a delicacy typical of Pinot Noir. · Medium reddish-purple hue in the glass. Multiple aromas pop up over time including black cherry, spiced plum, sassafras, wine cellar and new oak. Packed with fruit but slinky and easy to cozy up to. Flavors of black cherries, boysenberries, sassafras and smoky oak, supported by silky tannins, finishing smooth and clean. Impeccable balance. Reviewed June 24, 2012

Winery: Scherrer Winery
From article: Along the Pinot Trail in California: Part 2 - North Coast & Other