2008 Pinot Noir, Peter Martin Ray Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains
In the spirit of famed winemaker Martin Ray, from the vineyards he planted himself, this Pinot is made in the old world style. "A beautiful wine with clear Santa Cruz Mountain profile, dark earthy qualities reminiscent of black tar and sandlewood. Opens up to fragrances and flavors of cherry cola, showing the spicier side of Pinot, with oak notes of pipe tobacco, cinnamon and cloves, hints of anise from the fruit, caraway seed, and fragrances of crushed dried blackberry leaves and forest duff." .