2015 BIG BASIN Lester Pinot Noir 75cl (Santa Cruz Mountains, California, USA)
Style - Elegant
Grapes - 100% Pinot Noir
Tasting - Oooooh yes. Recalling the house style of the esteemed Domaine Dujac in Burgundy. This is a titan of silkiness, a freak of fruit, a giant of depth and a friend to all. Frankly we don't know if Pinot Noir gets better.
FYI: That distinctive pine needle scent is due to this being made from grapes that were fermented as whole-clusters. Incorporating the lignified grape stems provides additional tannin, scent and flavour.