A Pinot Day

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Rodney Strong Vineyards.

Who loves Pinot Noir? Me me me me! (Picture me jumping up and down with my hand up in the air.) I recently had the good fortune of participating in a Taste Live event focused on Pinot Noir from 3 different AVAs in Sonoma. Among them was the current vintage of the wine I tasted last night. Get that? This post is about the previous vintage, though I also tasted the current vintage last week. Today’s wine is the 2008 Davis Bynum Pinot Noir. The wine clocks in at 14.9% alcohol by volume, has a real cork closure, and the current 2009 vintage retails for $30

On the nose I found pepper, cherry, raspberry, herbs, and clove. In the mouth I got red berries, cherry, raspberries, spice, and lots of herbal notes on the finish. Excellent acidity complements the juicy red fruit notes and makes for a delicious bottle of wine.