Fleshy and vibrant, with plum, black cherry and orange peel notes to the plush, juicy tannins. Spice, toast and black licorice details linger, adding some aromatic oomph. Drink now through 2028.
Aged in 40% new French oak, Dog Point's 2015 Pinot Noir is a pristine model of contained power. The cedary notes frame cola and black cherry fruit and channel it down the center of the fairway, a textbook drive designed to set up the second shot. That is to say, better things lay ahead for this medium-bodied wine, once it begins to evolve, loosen the shackles and spread out across the palate a bit. Give it a couple of years, then enjoy its silky-textured charms over the next 5-8 years.