Bread & Butter Pinot Noir 2012
In the glass, the wine is a bright, lively garnet red with flashes of light that almost make the wine sparkle. When I bring the glass to my nose, there is a wonderful sense of integration. No one thing screaming out. I find nostalgic aromas of cherry cola, vanilla tapioca, jasmine tea, with hints of roses, anise and eucalyptus. It all reminds me of scents that I grew up. That balance and integration continues in the mouth. Black cherry, orange peel, rhubarb, and a floral tea mingle with hints of caramel, mint, white pepper, on a background of toast. This wine is light, bright, and elegant the way Pinot Noir should be.