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2002 Clos de La Tech San Francisco Bay Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 1,360 btls, $101. From a 1-acre closeplanted hilltop vineyard planted to Dijon clones on French rootstocks. This Domaine du Docteur Rodgers Vineyard is not strictly in the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation, thus the San Francisco Bay designation on the label. Whole cluster, foot crushed, natural yeast, unfiltered, aged in Francois Freres oak barrels. · The nose combines medicinal notes with spearmint and mint. Also minty on the palate and a touch green. The tannins overwhelm the light fruit. Reviewed March 15, 2009

Winery: Clos de la Tech
From article: Tasting Santa Cruz Pinot Noirz