This is the first Pinot I have tried from Halcon, one of my favorite Rhone varietal producers. This is excellent. On the worldwide scale of Pinots it is on the larger size but certainly not for California. Purple in color with some ruby swirls. The nose has black cherries and sour cherries. Very nice. On the palate, this has a wonderful texture. The sour cherries carry thru to the palate with some baking spice. Lively acidity. Nice finish. This worked well with a Spanish Pasta dish and indeed, most pasta dishes would be great. My guess is this doesn't get better but should mature and drink well until 2030.