2009 Caretaker Wines Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $9.99. Produced by Central Coast Wine Warehouse in Santa Maria. Multiple clones and selections. Small lot fermentation and aged in 100% French oak. · Moderately light color. Aromas of dried cherries, grilled mushrooms, cut grass and asparagus. Mediumweight flavors of sweet black cherries and red berries with generous tannins and a green, stem note in the background. Unsatisfactory. Reviewed February 8, 2011

Winery: Caretaker Wines
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