In a recent blind tasting of 10 Santa Barbara Pinots, this was the groups favorite and my #2. A very impressive showing. Medium ruby in color. The nose has black cherries and sour cherries. On the palate, this is big a fruity but with some depth. Cherries and sour cherries come thru with a touch of mint. Lovely texture. Long finish. This drinks easy on it own but will also work well with salmon or fowl. Drink over the next ten to twelve years.