MacMurray Ranch, Central Coast (California) Pinot Noir 2012

($23): Though there’s a whiff of non-fruit notes in the nose, the focus here is clearly on ripe red/back fruit flavors.  The wine’s plush texture makes it easy to sip before dinner.  It’s a softer, fruit-forward, style of Pinot Noir that finishes slightly sweet because of its ripeness.
87 Michael Apstein Mar 11, 2014