This delicious wine was quite impressive in its rich, dark flavors of black cherry and plum highlighted with bright notes of red berries, plums, herbs, spice, and mineral notes. Enticing from start to finish, it’s only moderately tannic with nicely balanced acidity, making it difficult to resist. This delicious Pinot is a great choice for a filet mignon, salmon, ahi, or a plate of pate and fine cheese. It’s available at Tastes of the Valleys Pismo Beach, and at Vintage 1255 in SLO where it’s $30 retail. Thursday evening, Feb. 9, winemaker Nathan Carlson will be pouring his Center of Effort and Effort Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs at Vintage 1255 in SLO from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. where you can purchase a sample of all four wines.