Dark purple garnet in color, the Spell 2012 Alder Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir opens with aromas of black raspberry, boysenberry, sandalwood, smoke, and freshly ground sage. On the plate, concentrated flavors of blueberry, raspberry, and ripe strawberry mingle with toasted grains, earth, bay leaf, sumac and juniper notes. The mountain fruit (from the high 1,700- 1,900 foot elevation vineyard) is detectable in the rich tannin structure. Touches of minerality and wild berry fruit linger on the finish. [+]