Wine of the Day November 26, 2013

2010SiduriPrattSextonRd2012 Siduri, Pinot Noir “Pratt Vineyard-Sexton Road” Sonoma Coast.
The new Pratt Vineyard-Sexton Road 2012 Pinot is a stylish and rather more delicate wine from Siduri, a softer touch and the rewards for such a deft and artistic approach are glorious and many, this is a beautifully detailed Pinot Noir with grace, length and intrigue. The 2012 Siduri Pratt starts with a mix of floral perfume, earth, mineral and dark berries to go with it’s ruby hue, leading to a tangy palate of black cherry, sweet and sour plum, wild raspberry, briar, smoke, pepper and baking spices and sea salted black licorice. Look for this beautiful and complex Pinot Noir to really change in the glass and in the cellar, there is so much going on now it really is amazing, but it is still a baby and there is even more to come, I’m sure. The finish is long and silky, though full of life and brightness, this wine has plenty of vibrancy, depth and is elegant from start to finish. The wood is subtle here, only a faint kiss of vanilla and framing show through, and a lingering strawberry and red currant note just leave you wanting to explore this wine over and over again, drink from 2014 to 2020.
($45 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive