Oak influence delivers coffee and black pepper flavors. Perfect balance of structure and spice. Notes of ripe plum and juicy strawberry. The 2015 Woodwork Pinot Noir is sourced from vineyards in coastal regions of the Central Coast AVA of California. Woodwork is one of The Wine Bars brands of wine that include Snap Dragon, Ensemble, Uppercut and many others. The key to the Woodwork line of wines is their use of oak staves, instead of oak barrels or no oak.
Very sweet California Pinot Noir with flavours of caramel cream and toffee butterscotch sundae. Medium-bodied and smooth.
he color is clear, see-thru plum red. The nose is cherry, herbs, mushroom, a faint whiff of smoke and crumpled fall leaves. This is a medium-bodied, fruit forward Pinot Noir, with some solid structure and a nice mix of flavors. It tastes of plums and black cherry, concentrated red licorice, cold coffee and cranberry. The mid-palate shows cashew and blackberry cough drops. The acidity is solid, the tannins have an edge, but that is a good thing. The finish, though subdued, goes on and on.
The Woodwork Pinot Noir a pretty fun wine to drink. There is a lot going on in your glass, while not a “classic” Pinot Noir, it is an attention getter. The one thing missing from most value priced Pinot Noir is significant oak influence, Pinot can be delicate and does not need a great deal of oak. But here the oak is an integral part of the flavor profile and it brings an element to inexpensive Pinot Noir that you didn’t know you were missing.