Top Ten Pinot Noir Wine Picks from Pinot Paradise 2015
"2012 Ser, Santa Cruz Mountains $33: Made by Bonny Doon’s longtime rockstar woman winemaker, Nicole Walsh, this debut effort under her beautiful new label, Ser, which means “to be” in Spanish, puts her stake firmly in the ground. From three outstanding vineyards, Lester Family in Corralitos, Lilo Vineyard in Aptos and Byington Vineyard in the Summit area, this gently made wine reflects the warmth of the vintage, and the long, even growing season. Aromas of raspberry liqueur, strawberry jam and sandalwood are enticing, and the flavors are full-on strawberry rhubarb and cherry pie, with touches of orange peel and dark chocolate. A very satisfying Pinot with lovely acidity and velvety tannins, it saw only 10% new oak." - Laura Ness
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