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2007 Desmond Estate Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.69, 80 cases, $36. A field blend of Dijon clones 115, 667 and 777 from the Desmond Estate Vineyard. Aged 10 months in 35% new French oak barrels. · Interesting nose with fresh scents of cherries, mint, oak and leather sole. Medium-weighted flavors of black cherries and black raspberries with a hint of green tomato and red licorice. Nicely composed with mild tannins and bright acidity, but lacking mid palate impact. Good. Reviewed July 15, 2010

Winery: Desmond Estate Vineyards
From article: Small Sips of Pinot