2010 Sonoma Valley Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir •Estate Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley
Today’s Westwood Winery 2010 Sonoma Valley Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir is a welcome return from one of our favorite winemakers and wineries. Pinot grapes are notoriously difficult to grow well, and John Kelly has most certainly cracked the code!
Today’s wine is a tremendous balance of richness and subtlety, without any of the overblown characteristics that can sometime appear in the varietal. Lush flavors of tart cherry and sweet, dusty earth coat the palate, leaving you with hints of homemade cherry pie. The true highlight is the finish, with a lovely acidity that begs this wine to be paired with a robust, hearty winter meal.
If you’re a Pinot fan, we heartily recommend today’s wine. You’ll more than happy you did!
Deep, beautifully translucent garnet at the heart of the glass, with just a touch of a lighter, hazy rim.
Lush and concentrated on the nose, with notes of tart red cherry, raspberry, kola nut, dusty sweet earth, nutmeg, and a touch of minerality.
Well balanced, with sweet plum and fresh Bing cherry mingling with freshly picked mushroom, berry bramble, dark baking spices, and pomegranate black tea.
Elegant and restrained, with a lengthy finish highlighted by wonderful acidity, sweet fruit, and grippy tannins.
This is a real food wine. A golden puff pastry stuffed with beef tenderloin and freshly picked mushrooms would be wonderful. A lamb shank in a demi glace reduction served with polenta would also be great!
What the Winery Says
- John Kelly
- Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Estate Vineyard
- 100% Pinot Noir
- Aged in 100% French oak