Red Wine by MacMurray Ranch from Central Coast, California. Deep ruby in color, the MacMurray Estate Vineyards Central Coast Pinot Noir opens with delicate notes of black cherry, raspberry and pomegranate, accented by a distinct spice character that typifies Olson Ranch. Velvety soft tannins meld with ripe red fruit flavors to create a smooth mouthfeel and long finish.
Red Wine by Clos Pegase from Carneros, California. The 2012 Pinot Noir has deep enticing aromas of red and black cherries and olallieberry accented by dried porcini mushroom, pu-erh tea, sweet spices and wisps of church incense. The wine is silky and seamless in the mouth, balancing fleshiness with perfect acidity and an opulent mouthfeel.
Red Wine by Beaux Freres from Willamette Valley, Oregon. Medium ruby, darkens with air. e faintest whiff of delicate oak char, plums and Asian spice. In the mouth the sweet cherry is kept in check with a touch of tannin. Slightly more muscle and tannin than the Willamette Valley or Beaux Freres. With aeration it displays mushroom and earthy undertones. Slightly more backward than the other wines.
Red Wine by Presqu'ile from Santa Maria Valley, California. The 2012 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir offers what some consider the hallmarks of the AVA: balance, complexity and the ever-present Santa Maria spice. When compared to Presqu'ile single vineyard offerings, this wine is less tightly wound offering enjoyment at an earlier age but still built for the long haul with excellent structure and backbone of acidity. The nose of this deep ruby red wine offers a mix of black cherry, pomegranate, cassis, black tea, 5-spice and a hint of underbrush. Framed by a small amount of new oak, thepalate confirms a mixture of black and red fruit, cola, anise, black tea and a hint of mulling spice. Fine tannic structure, balanced acidity and a lingering finish round out theexperience. We suggest decanting for two hours before enjoying.