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2006 Black Ridge Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., 183 cases, $39. · Moderately deep ruby color. The aromatics are dominated by alcohol, but there are some nice black cherry and medicine cabinet notes. The spiced cherry core is enticing and the bright acidity creates a tangy finish. Definitely needs food. A respectable inaugural release for this new winery, but plenty of work lies ahead to bring this up to the standards of the California Big Dogs. Reviewed May 26, 2008

Winery: Black Ridge Vineyards
From article: Black Ridge Vineyards