2010 Mahoney Vineyards Pinot Noir Mahoney Ranch, Carneros 750ml 2-Pack
Darker ruby color, with a deep burgundy center. Ripe dark cherry, red plum and black tea, with oak derived notes of toasted nuts, spice, caramel, and a hint of smoke. Very forward flavors, ripe and expressive, with oak and fruit vying for top billing. This is concentrated, structured, and dense...with ample tannin, and good acidity, wrapped in a supple robe of sweet fruit.
2010 Mahoney Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir, Carneros 750ml 2-Pack
This wine shows a deep ruby color with only a hint of brick. Aromas of Bing cherry, caramel and vanilla, and touches of nutmeg and herbs beneath. In the mouth, the initial impression is of ripe red cherries with tea, followed by fine tannins enhanced by a core of acidity. Subtle oak flavors of vanilla and spice linger in the finish. The wine has a nice combination of brightness and ripe fruit, with depth and structure in the mouth.
2010 Mahoney Vineyards Las Brisas Vineyard Pinot Noir, Carneros 750ml 2-Pack
Lovely ruby red color and bright clean cherry aromas to match. The nose is very red-fruit focused with hints of oak, dried herbs and wet stone beneath. The mouthfeel is lively, with nice acidity amplifying the cherry and raspberry flavors, and subtle oak in the background. Tannins are moderate, but sufficient to give substance and grip, while acid keeps the wine fresh, bright and food friendly.