2010 Cherry Pie Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir
2010 Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir: The nose is redolent of dark Bing cherries, hints of black and white pepper on meat roasting in a wood oven, memories of English plum pudding steaming at Christmas, a touch of saddle leather, warm spice and tobacco at a distance. The nose continues to build and unfold with hints of violets and Portobello mushrooms blackberries, minerals and sweet earth. The flavors are very concentrated, after some time in the glass, they open up to show beautiful balance and sophistication, and an elegant, glyceral texture. Dark and intense fruit carries all through the palette, the finish then lingers uncovering a wisp of anise, blackberry honey, and golden pastry roasting in the oven…Cherry Pie.