Wine of the Day June 15, 2013

2012CountyLinePN2012 County Line, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast.
Eric Sussman’s second label (Radio Coteau his first) County Line is a great label for high quality and value, and his 2012 County Line Pinot Noir is a beautiful example and a truly lovely wine, be sure to get this while you can. This terrific Pinot has loads of flavor, style and length with dark cherry, plum and raspberry fruit, cinnamon stick, mineral, red citrus and lavender spice notes. There is a pretty floral bouquet and element running the length of this vibrant wine as well with hints of roses and violets that add grace and elegance while a nice earthy streak and touch of oak give balance.There are fine tannins and nice acidity keeping everything together and the finish is crisp, though a long aftertaste of strawberry and cherry fruit lingers. Drink this beauty over the next 3 to 5 years, this great stuff and makes me really excited for the whole vintage.
($26 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive