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2006 Brandborg Vineyard & Winery “Love Puppets” Umpqua Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 800 cases, $30. The grapes for this wine come from favorite dry farmed vineyards, all with yields below 2 tons per acre. The wine represents the best of the grapes they bring in from diverse growers. · If the Benchlands is a buck private, this is a sergeant demanding more attention. Similar, but more intense aromas of wild berries, spice, forest floor and a subtle touch of oak. A little more full-bodied, very smooth on the mid-palate with very decent acidity. Sweet red berry flavors. Commendable balance. Reviewed January 30, 2008

Winery: Brandborg Winery & Vineyards
From article: Brandborg: A Gem Off the Beaten Track