Sarah’s Vineyard, Gilroy
Wine: Sarah’s Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir, 2002
Flavors: Black fruit, smoky, lingering finish
Why: “The flavor intensity, and the fact that we’re working with some of the vineyards we planted when we took over the place,” said Dave Heiber, winemaker at Sarah’s.
Where: 4005 Hecker Pass Highway. (408) 842-3252. Tastings at the winery are from 12pm to 5pm on Fridays and 11am to 5pm on weekends.