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2007 Mahoney Vineyards Mahoney Ranch Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., pH 3.65, 230 cases, $32. Aged 15 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately deep garnet color in the glass. Complex aromatic profile featuring notes of black cherry, allspice, MuShu plum sauce and boot leather. Layered dark stone fruits on the palate with nuances of earth, grilled mushrooms, cola and subtle oak. The wine rises to the occasion and becomes better and better in the glass with swirling. An admirable grip of acidity provides a refreshing finish. A very easy drinker that will please any pinoriste. Still fine the next day from a previously opened and recorked bottle. Reviewed January 27, 2011

Winery: Mahoney Vineyards
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