The winery says:
Blueberry, cranberry, wisteria, and white rose join wisps of cedar incense, leather, dried mint, and Thai basil on the nose. Pomegranate, tangerine, Niçoise olive, cinnamon, and green tea flavors come together on the palate. Intricately balanced acidity, silky texture, and a touch of mineral tang are all framed by sturdy tannin carrying into a long, lingering finish.
Wilfred Wong rates this Outstanding, saying:
This is a full flavored wine. Its aromas and flavors of berries and oak should pair nicely with oven-baked lamb shanks.
Even at its normal $45 price, this would be one of the most substantial Anderson Valley Pinots – though still with lovely precision and finesse.
At only $19.99, surely no other California Pinot can touch it.
By the way, Johannsen makes this exquisite Pinot just like Williams-Selyem (small open top fermenters, punch downs by hand 2 to 3 times a day, etc.), and it shows.