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2007 Auteur Ophelia Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 279 cases, $35. An unusual combination of Pinot Noir fruit from both Oregon (85%) and California (15%) vineyards. 30% whole cluster. · Needs time to open in the glass eventually revealing raspberry, herbs, oak toast and a feral note. Wild berry fruit flavors are at the forefront augmented by oak with a grainy texture and very nice balance. A decent but not exceptional wine. Reviewed January 28, 2009

Winery: Auteur
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