Original tasting and review : This is Cameron Hughes Pinot Noir, Lot 405, Central Coast, California, 2012, finished at 14.2% alcohol and first sampled 3 years from vintage date, in July, 2015.
In the glass: Medium brick.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows muddled berries with bright tone in center, not in the classic California pinot noir category. From the aroma, seems like this will be tangy and perhaps light.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact light in mouthfeel, but bringing a bright red berry and charcoal edge to the palate. Pomegranates and some red cherry peel away fairly quickly from the sip, leaving a hotter edge of alcohol into the finish.
In summary: Overall, rates two stars with a plus for its fruit elements on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.
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