2017 Clos de la Tech, Domaine Valeta 'Sunny Slope' Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains   

Domaine Valeta "Sunny Slope" is prized for it's complexity; it is rich, round and intense. The most prominent characteristics include raspberry, toast, rose petal, clove, cedar, cherry and oak. While the tannins are plentiful, they are submerged under the rich fruit and lush mouthfeel. This Pinot Noir is firmly built, exotic and serious.