2009 Errazuriz Wild Ferment Pinot Noir
Pale-to-medium ruby with a garnet rim. Medium intensity nose of red cherries and a bit of strawberry, along with wood and a bit of a damp forest thing. Dry, medium acid and light tannins; medium body. The 14.5% alcohol slightly overwhelms a fruity palate mostly of cherry and a little spice; oaking is evident. Overall good. $30.50 at Steamworks Wine Thief. See Viña Errázuriz; see the winemaker’s notes (PDF).