A certain root or beet aroma mingles with notes of smoked meats, hard spices and cola. Cherry fruit is bolstered by a dark streak: licorice, coffee and earth. Good mouthfeel, good finish, well-made. Could improve with age.
Like ’em juicy but not simple? The cherry, cola, toast and licorice profile of this solid medium-weight Pinot is flavorful and dense. Smoky accents and herb notes add complexity, and the wine finishes full with blackberry and espresso notes. A bit bulky, but there’s a lot going on here.