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2006 Pey-Lucia “Frisquet” Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 375 cases, $37. From a 34-year-old site with breezy afternoon sunshine and chilly (“frisquet” is French for very cool), foggy mornings. Down the road from Garys’ Vineyard and bordering Rosella’s Vineyard. Owner and winemaker Jonathan Pey also crafts beautiful Pinot Noirs from Marin County (Pey-Marin). · Deep reddish-purple color. Rich, sumptuous nose of black cherries and rose petals. Hi-toned black raspberry fruit which fills the mouth and coats the tongue. Almost viscous in texture, yet light in weight, with very fine tannins and balanced acidity on the back end. Earth and grilled meat notes add interest. Reviewed October 1, 2008

Winery: Pey-Lucia
From article: Small Sips of California Pinot Noir: Just Drink It