98pts - Gold Medal - Best of Class - Los Angeles International Wine Competition, 2014 -
According to Josh Raynolds - Vivid red. Spice-accented red berries and cherry on the fragrant nose. On the palate, bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors pick up a smoky nuance and a hint of black pepper with air. Taut and spicy on the slightly rigid finish, which features dusty, building tannins.
"Ventana's 2012 Pinot Noir has an explosion of vibrant wild cherry, raspberry and cranberry flavors with a delicious hint of cedar. Ten months of aging rounds out the flavor complexities with a touch of smokiness and vanilla. The wine is medium bodied with a bright berry red color." 14.2% ABV.