Tasting Note                         

93+   2010  Peay  Pomarium Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast)   4/21/17  ($50)

   14.1% alc
Color: Healthy framboise with very slight browning at rim. (3.0) Bouquet Red raspberry and black cherry fruit with lots of Asian spice. More complex and more forceful than the '10 Scallop Shelf. (3.5) Body: Light heavyweight with excellent fruit, acidity and healthy tannins. Very well structured, yet elegant for its size. Tangy mouthfeel that coats. (3.5) Flavor: The flavors explode here with loads of spice and fruit. (3.5) Finish: Parallels bouquet just not quite as intense. Long and tangy with some attractive quinine-like bitterness. (3.0)
Overall: Top notch, cool climate CA Pinot Noir with more complexity than most. The red raspberry and black cherry fruit is plentiful, yet not at all heavy, making it Burgundian in style. Gets a plus for its combination of intensity and structure, combined with elegance. Drinking very well right now, but might continue to improve in the next 2-3 years. (16.5)

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