2012 Comptche Ridge Vineyards Mendocino County Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $47. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. More sap, vibrancy and complexity in this vintage with aromas of dark cherry, spice and cedary oak, and flavors of cherry, raspberry and spice. Lip-smacking and bright with some finishing acid-driven tang and intensity. Score: 89. Reviewed July 19, 2014

Winery: Comptche Ridge Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay & Outliers