On the docket: 2013 Sarah’s Vineyard Central Coast Pinot Noir
Poured into: Wine & Whiskey Country snifter
S: Intense ruby, with thick legs and a pinkish-orange tint.
A: Red berry fruit, a touch of spicy earth. Higher fusel alcohols reminiscent of cherry liqueur.
T: Bright berry flavors of strawberry, tart cherry, plus subtle wood and vanilla in mid-palate. Digestif-style spice quality as it breathes.
F: Regal, delicate with smooth tannins. The finish is slightly tart and acidic with a hint of alcoholic warmth.
O: Dancing on the tongue and roof of your mouth before gliding through to the finish, this Central Coast Pinot has a somewhat French sensibility, but with a bit more weight.
Suggested food pairing: Lemon-braised pork or chicken, Gouda cheese; fruit salad