2015 Docker Hill Pinot Noir
This wine projects, at opening, a darkly ripe personality. The nose rolls-out scents of ripe Bing cherry, black cherry, black raspberry cobbler, blueberry, dark plum, Mr. Lincoln rose, dried orange zest, sumac, pink peppercorn, cinnamon “red hots”, ginger snaps, star anise and hazelnut. On the palate the texture proves sleeker and the impression much brighter, as cherry pit, Amarena cherry, red currant, pomegranate, raspberry and wild strawberry fruit flavors join others of orange cream sickle, pink peppercorn, pine straw, sandalwood and hazelnut husk. The finish, tight at first, gains length and impressive clarity with airing. Expect this fine Pinot to improve for two or three years. 400 cases made.