Medium garnet, bricking hard. Effusive pencil-eraser and new tire nose peels off layers of almost-flabby fruit stuffed full of cinnamon and slight alcohol. In the mouth, round full dried-fruit and alcohol attack the tongue, with a glycerin vacancy dolled up with sweet bitters. Despite the tourist-appeal, it would be pretty hard to do better for 30 bucks. One of the 2014? WS Top 100 WOTY.
2012 PALI WINE COMPANY Pinot Noir Huntington Santa Barbara Co. 14.7