08 Windsor Oaks 2 Clone Pinot Noir ($35) ☺☺☺

Set in the Chalk Hill AVA to the southeast of Healdsburg Windsor Oaks produces some nice wines at reasonable prices. This pinot has all the classic strawberry and cherry on the nose and a hint of rose petal, all brought about by the choice of Dijon clones used in the blend. The palate has hints of vanilla coming from the French oak barrels. All in all very drinkable.

© John Holmes 2014