2006 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard
The cork busted in half, but with a little extra effort I was able to avoid a total mess. The fruit in this wine remains quite sweet, though the oak is somewhat more in the front than I would prefer. There's also a trace of heat on the back end, despite the fact that I am sipping this at near cellar temperature. The wine does have good body and the structure in balance, so it's certainly worth drinking, but it won't win any prizes for best in show.
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.