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2007 Artesa Winery Limited Release Carneros Pinot Noir

889 cases, $50. Winemaker Dave Dobson crafted this wine but he has recently departed and has been replaced by Mark Beringer, formerly of Duckhorn. This wine is composed of the most outstanding barrels in the cellar and generally needs time to shed its tannins. · Deep dark reddish-purple color. Appealing aromas of plums, currents and spice. Plush core of earth-kissed dark fruits and sassafras with exotic spices. Less tannic than the 2006 version of this wine with a little more lively acidity. Reviewed April 18, 2009

Winery: Artesa Vineyards & Winery
From article: 2009 Pinot Noir Summit