From Sonnet winemaker Tony Craig, comes this supple profusion of raspberries and licorice. The 2006 Russian River Valley, Amber Ridge Vineyard, Pinot Noir opens into a fragrant center of cassis supported by a foundation of sassafras and forest bark. It is a killer pinot, even better the second day. And it loves fresh sardines, salmon of all kinds as well as mushrooms and sheep cheese.
Find it and luxuriate. Circa $40.