TN: 2016 Peake Ranch - Pinot Noir "Sta. Rita Hills" (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)

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TN: 2016 Peake Ranch - Pinot Noir "Sta. Rita Hills" (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)

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A couple brief-format tasting notes. Hopefully, when taken together, they give a broad overview of how this wine is drinking at present. [cheers.gif]

2016 Peake Ranch Pinot Noir - USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills (12/14/2020)
-- decanted 45 min. before initial taste --
-- tasted non-blind over 1.5 hours --

Soft; red-fruited. Oak is noticeable, and a little stronger than I'd prefer, but it doesn't ruin the experience. Nut funky; medium+ acidity; not tannic; 14.2% alc. is well-hidden. Drink now and over the near term. Gut impression score: 90



2016 Peake Ranch Pinot Noir - USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills (9/24/2020)
Ripe, but not gloppy or overblown. Medium bodied. Has a lot of "warm spices" character that I frequently notice in Pinots from this general area --- similar to, but different than, the cola aspect present in many RRV Pinots.
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