2006 Alesia Falstaff Road Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast, CA)
Popped and poured last night.
Light red hue, fragrant nose of cranberries, raspberries and minerality coupled with a core of balanced, bright acidity and finishing with a slight peppery note. For lack of a better word, this is straight up “pretty” and an excellent food wine (enjoyed with stir-fry and curried roasted chicken breasts).
With a little more air, the assertive red fruits stepped back to let some darker fruit emerge. Looking forward to watching this one evolve over the next 3-5 years.