EL MOLINO PINOT NOIR - 2001
From Napa Valley. Bottled in St. Helena, CA. 14.4% alcohol. Founded in 1871, El Molino was one of the first wineries in the Napa Valley.
Transparent ruby red color with leather and dark berries on the nose. Cherry and mellow oak upfront with cranberry and pomegranate on the mid-palate. Silky smooth with spice and figs on the tart finish.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Delicious and mellow with good acidity. This wine has definitely peaked already and is on the decline. I'd say its at the very tail of its drinking window. With the explosion of top-notch Pinot Noirs on the marketplace, at $50 a bottle there are better options available.