This 2012 vintage from the Monterey California area has an appealing aroma of black cherry and vanilla. The 667 is a smooth full bodied red wine that would pair well salmon, beef stews or soft cheeses. Deep tannins and even acidity bring out the core flavors of ripe cherry and bittersweet chocolate. On the back end there is a noticeable hint of sage. This vintage is not a dry as some Pinot Noir. The Pinot is a new expression of this classic wine type. It is refreshing and wonderfully different.