Medium ruby-violet in color, this 1998 Pinot Noir is not as dense in flavor as the previous vintage, but is even more aromatic. The smell of ripe black cherries, spice, and a light earthiness are very pronounced. The flavors are silky, round, and full of rich red fruits, overlaid by nuances of black pepper and smoke. The finish is supple, inviting one to have another glass... and another! A delicious example of classic Carneros Pinot Noir, perfect with fish and other subtle dishes.