2005 Alcina Cellars Silacci Vineyard Monterey County Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., $53. The Silacci Vineyard is located 5 minutes north of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA in Monterey County. Its cool location makes ripening always a concern and this wine seems to show a failure to reach optimum phenolic ripeness. · The most exotic wine in the lineup. Nutmeg, tomato, and floral scents. The flavors range from tart berry to Asian spice to graham with lively tart acidity on the backend. Very unusual and lightbodied for a Silacci Vineyard Pinot Noir. Reviewed October 20, 2007

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