Winery - Tolosa Winery
Location - Edna Valley, California
Wine - Tolosa 2006 Edna Ranch Pinot Noir
Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir
Appellation - Edna Valley
Alcohol - 14.1% v/v
Price -$28 USD
Nose/Aroma - Black cherries and toasted oak.
Palate/Flavors - Ripe black cherries and strawberries coupled with charred oak and molasses. Definite sweetness to this wine not due to residual sugar, more of a fruit sweetness. The tannins were smooth and helped keep the light body from becoming thin. Medium finish of oak and molasses has very little astringency.
Style - Not as big and broad as what is commonly referred to as "California Pinot Noir", but not very French.
Food Pairing - Crab cakes with a ricotta cheese sauce.
Comments - Well balanced, not over-extracted. Probably best to drink sooner than later since I think it will show best over the next two years maybe.