On my first sip of this Carneros Pinot Noir, I noted a somewhat tart cranberry/cherry quality. It reminded me of other North Coast Pinots, and I liked it. But I wondered how others at the table might react.
No worries: the wine was friendly enough to please those who were not paying close attention and to entrance those who were. As the meal progressed, the wine became more expansive. And when the delicious pork was gone, the wine was ready to take over and lead the show. Those slightly tart cranberry/cherry flavors became slightly sweet cranberry/cherry with tones of spice and flowers.. Not too sweet. Not too spicy. Just right.