2010 County Line, Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast (by Eric Sussman, Radio-Coteau)
The second label of Eric Sussman, the man behind the Radio-Coteau label, known for his natural approach and balanced cool climate style wines, County Line is wine worth searching out. The 2009 was a wonderful wine for County Line, but I might rate the new 2010 a bit higher and really enjoy the pureness of it better. The 2010 County Line Pinot starts with a bright nose of red flowers, tea spices and tangy lavender before a fresh palate of raspberry, wild strawberry and tart cherry fruit along with sweet herbs, fennel, mineral and a kiss of toasty oak. This is a very nice and easy Pinot Noir in the Burgundy village way and the lingering finish of plummy fruit is extremely pleasing.
($26 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive
avail. at www.sfwtc.com ($22.95)