05 "J" Robert Thomas Pinot Noir ($55)  ☺☺☺☺

One of the first visits we ever made was to "J" Vineyard. Lovely tasting area, affable host and the wines were all excellent. This 2005 J offering from the Robert Thomas vineyard has evolved into a wonderfully complex pinot. When you first open the bottle the immediate nose is of blueberries and hints of spice. After decanting and resting for about an hour the taste is of cherries and red berries all laced beautifully with toffee and vanilla. A smooth wine which would be great with a salmon dish or something lighter on flavour. 

© John Holmes 2014