2011 Chanin Wine Company Los Alamos Vineyard Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

13.62% alc., $48. · Medium reddish-purple hue in the glass. Initially the showy nose offers aromas of black cherries, dark berry jam and a hint of oak spice. Over time bramble and floral notes emerge. A seamless wine of considerable appeal, featuring flavors of dark berries, spiced plums and savory herbs, supported by supple tannins and bright acidity. Velvety soft in the mouth with impressive length on the hi-tone finish. Plenty of vibrancy in this wine. Very good. Reviewed January 19, 2013

Winery: Chanin Wine Company
From article: Sips of California Pinot Noir