Billsboro Winery 2010 Pinot Noir ($25) offers aromas of black cherry sprinkled with potpurri, root beer and smoke and toasted oak that is just a little distracting.

The fresh, nicely concentrated palate brings more cherries — black and maraschino — a bit of chocolate and subtle. It’s less oaky than the nose and has soft, supple tannins and a nice bit of juicy acidity.

Producer: Billsboro Winery
AVA: Finger Lakes
ABV: 12.5%
Price: $25 (sample)

(3 out of 5, Very good/Recommended)