2018 J. Wilkes Pinot Noir
Santa Maria Valley
2018 added another five weeks of hang time yielding in a deeper and darker black and blueberry aroma profile. The “normal” black” cherry loamy-earth and savory white pepper are still showing under the dense fruit.
Ripe on entry and dry, earthy, elegant in the mid-palate, with a classy and elegant mineral finish that promises a delicious glass tonight, or amazing development over the next 5-12 years in the cellar.
Cassoulet, Roast Duck with a Wild Mushroom Tart or soft cheeses like Affine or Eppoisses.