2012 WindRacer Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, California
Wind Racer gets its name from an antique weather vane reclaimed in Kentucky as the namesake for a winery project partnership between Barbara Banke and Peggy Furth.
The 2012 WindRacer Pinot Noir has aromas of ripe blackberries and dark tea start the party signaling a great wine experience is about to commence. On the palate, cherry, mocha and a light dose of vanilla from the deftly restrained oak regimen complete the package.
An additional bonus is the merlot like softness in texture with a good backbone of acidity delivering a style that is very desirable to any culinarian looking for the perfect pairing.
Rating: Excellent (91) | $50 | 14.5 % ABV