2013 Big Basin Vineyards Pinot Noir   

The wine expresses the crushed rocks of the decomposed quartzite/granite and limestone soils of the vineyard on the nose, along with a perfume of blood orange, pomegranate, crushed flowers and hints of framboise and anise. Tightly structured now in its youth, it is a wine built for aging and will benefit from decanting. As it opens up, it reveals a wonderful vibrant sappy red fruit that continues in a long cascading finish.