2005 Loring Pinot Noir Clos Pepe Vineyard Santa Rita Hills

A slightly earthy nose. Pretty cherry and strawberry fruit, just a bit faded, some earthy notes. Smooth tannins, nice acidity, good balance. Finishes moderately long with red fruits and a bit of spice. Probably better a few years ago, but still pleasurable now. Drink up. "B+"

Charlie