I love, love a nice Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Blame Hartford Family Winery for getting me hooked, I haven’t been the same since trying their Land’s Edge Pinot Noir about 4 years ago. So, back to Johnson. Swirl, sniff… smells like cherry cola, cranberries, vanilla. I’m surprised at how much vanilla I get on this nose – think vanilla extract. A bit thin on the mouthfeel but nice, tart fruit on the finish. Nice, lingering aftertaste with some sour bite there. I think it can use another year or two in the bottle, but very well made and definitely a great deal for the price. Its tough to find a nice Pinot Noir under $20!