2014 Bevan Cellars Rita’s Crown Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., $75. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose offers a shy assemblage of dark fruits backed by toasty oak and the slightest hint of volatile acidity. Full-bodied on the palate, with flavors of black raspberry, blackberry and cassis. The mouthfeel is plush and velvety, the oak is deftly integrated, and the fruit-driven finish satisfies. Still shy aromatically the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, with the velvety texture and glorious fruit still impressive. Score: 91. Reviewed June 5, 2015

Winery: Bevan Cellars
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Sonoma County Pinot Noir