Moonshine Ranch Pinot Noir 2012

Publication

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Author

Josh Raynolds

Award

92

Review

Bright ruby-red.  Smoky dark berries, potpourri and mocha on the perfumed nose.  Sweet and expansive, offering round black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and a touch of candied rose.  Shows very good clarity on the spice-accented finish, which is framed by silky, harmonious tannins.  This wine is carrying a heady 15.3% alcohol but doesn't come off warm, at least to my palate.