2004 Clos Tita Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

15.6% alc., $37. A touch of Chardonnay and Viognier from the estate vineyard is included in this wine. · This is a vin de guard wine for the mountains. Complex and rich aromas of cherries, soy and some savage lead to a deep dark cherry and cassis palate with appealing pepper flavors and earthy overtones. Even at this high alcohol, there is enough fruit and tannin for balance. Needs an essay. Reviewed April 1, 2007

Winery: Clos Tita
From article: On a High at Pinot Paradise Weekend