2007 A.P. Vin Turner Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., 125 cases, $55, Stelvin screw cap. Clones 667 (10% whole cluster), 114 and 777 (5% whole cluster). Aged 11 months in 50% new French oak. Unfined and unfiltered. · Very dark reddish-purple in the glass. Wooded dark fruit, spiced plum and smoke on the nose. Very taste core of dark berries, black cherries, and plums with an earthy undertone. Flashy and juicy with well-endowed fine-grain dry tannins. Showing admirable silkiness and elegance on the palate, this wine grew on me, and the more I sampled it, the more I liked it. This is the linebacker in the lineup: husky, down and dirty, but deft and agile on its feet. Very good (+). Reviewed November 13, 2009

Winery: A.P. Vin
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