Uncork This - Artesa 2006 Pinot Noir Carneros (California)
Cool climate Carneros delivers up some great pinots and chards, and this refined Artesa beauty delivers value too. Soft, elegant tannins and subtle acidity break into bright, luscious red cherry, raspberry, apple pie spice and a long, dusty finish. Surprising price on a pinot of this quality. Sw=2. $22. 4.5 stars.
This wine is featured in this week's Corkscrew column - Craft Projects for Green Drinkers.