The 2019 Santa Cruz Mountains Muns Vineyard Pinot Noir is a lovely cherry fruit forward wine with a backbone of the herbal qualities we love from the Santa Cruz Mountains. The wine exhibits a delicate matrix of these accessory aromas such as lavender, sage, and thyme. On the palate, the structure is lean and graphite-like, lending to a profile that evolves nicely over a dinner. The tannins are still apparent in their youth and provide a texture that begs for fatty foods. For food pairings I would consider duck breast or a pork sirloin steak with a thick and scored fat trim.