(2005 Vintage) The 2005 Sonoma County Pinot Noir possesses good, red berry fruit and refreshing acidity but also a distinct earthy spice to it. Unlike some of the previous versions of this wine, the 2005 Sonoma Pinot is not all about the fruit but also shows more complex, secondary flavors as well. Undoubtedly, this is due to the Sonoma Mountain and Sonoma Coast fruit, which tends to be less purely fruit driven and have more forest and earthy characteristics. Although this wine drinks well by itself we find that it really shines with some food, such as salmon on the grill or other grilled fish or lighter meats.
Wine Enthusiast(2010 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 06/01/2012