This Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands in California is on the thinner side, with light ruby color and fresh cherry flavors. Light-bodied with minimal tannins, but still a nice overall every-day wine.
The label states 2008 as the vintage, so the wine has kept well all these years.
The Hunterdon Pinot Noir is produced with a Burgundy-style aging process, where the winemakers age the wine in large casks, which let in tiny amounts of oxygen. This so-called “micro-oxidation” softens the wine and adds a little earthiness to its character.
A real value wine, so if you spot this one, definitely worth a try.
Produced by Hunterdon Cellars (Mayro-Murdick Wines), King City CA.