In the glass, the wine has a limpid, bright ruby color, somehow sunlit, as if from inside the glass, and saturated to the edge. The aromatics unfurl over time, with red currants, persimmon, black raspberries and cardamom moving in and out of the foreground, alternating with red cherries, dried cranberries, and orange zest as the nose evolves in the glass. On the palate, the wine is juicy with great tension, and packed with a luscious mix of crushed red fruit, along with tamarind, rhubarb, and vibrant pomegranate. Drink now for its succulent primary Pinot Noir fruit (use a good large Burgundy glass and give it time), or hold for five or six years in a cool cellar. About this wine producer: Kate and Mark X. Wentworth’s wines reflect their uncompromising approach to farming two extraordinary estate vineyards: Wentworth Vineyard in the Mendocino Ridge AVA, and Nash Mill in the Anderson Valley AVA. Both sites benefit from high elevations and proximity to the cooling influence of the Pacific ocean.