1997 David Bruce “Central Coast” Pinot Noir

($16): The list of good under $20 Pinots has grown by one. Bright cherry and blackberry fruit on the palate with a touch of stemmy herbaceousness. The palate follows in a medium body style with good balance and nice acidity. Elegant to drink now, the mild tannins warrant saving a few bottles to try in a year or two. Definitely worth giving a try and then buying a case.

JD (5/99)