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2006 Barnett Vineyards Tina Maria Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 1,180 cases, $34. Fiona and Hal Barnett founded the family estate on the top of Spring Mountain in 1983. Tina Maria Vineyard is located in the Green Valley sub-AVA of the Russian River Valley and is planted to Dijon clones. The winemaker is David Tate. · Medium reddish-purple color. A lovely wine that is cherry-driven with prominent oak from beginning to end. Moderately mouth filling and nicely balanced, but a bit too much oak char for my taste. Reviewed November 2, 2008

Winery: Barnett Vineyards
From article: Fog Makes Pinot in the Russian River Valley