Notes Written Late November 2015:
The Beauregard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir has a pale ruby red core moving to pink hues on the rim. The nose is delicate and a touch spicy with oak aromas including red cherry, fresh picked strawberry, pomegranate, wet roses, sandalwood, wood chips and various baking spices. The palate is medium bodied with more abular flavors of cranberry, pomegranate seeds, grape stems, wet herbs and spicy french oak flavors. This wine needs time to integrate the oak and fruit, so I personally would not touch this wine until 2017 if you want to experience its best moments which should continue until its 10th birthday.
(Drink 2017-2023 - 60 to 65F - Burgundy Stems)