2011 Navarro Pinot Noir Deep End Blend

One of my favorite Pinot Noirs and it didn't disappoint tonight. A lovely nose of dark cherries and warm spice. Translucent red in color. This is a deeply fruited wine, but not in-your-face at all. Dark cherries up front and a spicy note that develops with time in the glass. The fruit changes on the midpalate to bright red fruits, strawberry. A bit peppery on the back of the palate. Polished tannins, clear, clean acidity, great balance. The finish is long with cherries and spice. Lovely stuff, no need to wait on it, but it may improve for 3 to 4 years and last for 7 to 8 years. "A"