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2008 Carr Vineyards & Winery The Yard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 98 cases, $45. Released in March 2010. The Yard Vineyard was planted by Ryan Carr in 1998 and is located at the northern tip of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. The original owners ceased farming the vineyard so it was never harvested, but in 2005 Bryan Babcock leased the vineyard and it is now in full production. Clones 114 and 115. · The nose is more savory than fruity with notes of underbrush, spice, black tea and oak. Very tasty, even striking, flavors of fresh cherries and strawberries, with undertones of melon and brioche. Very smoothly textured with knife like acidity on the citric finish. I really like the intense strawberry flavor of this wine. Very good. Reviewed July 15, 2010

Winery: Carr Vineyards & Winery
From article: Carr Vineyards & Winery: The Latest Releases