2012 Carte Blanche Pinot Noir "Nobles Ranch Vineyard" Sonoma Coast, CA
The 2012 Pinot Noir is full of promise, needing ample time to open, it reveals bright freshly macerated cherries, carnation, and dried provencal herbs. Savory notes step forward in the generous mid-palate offering notes of dried sage, lilac, and faint cardamom. Baking spices, Swedish fish, and sour cherry sit on the silky and lengthy finish.
From the same source, the 2012 Pinot Noir (500 cases produced) is much lighter and slightly fluid compared to the more concentrated 2011. Consume it over the next several years.