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2009 Dragonnette Cellars Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., 225 cases, $42. 45% La Encantada, 38% Kessler-Haak, 14% Cargasacchi-Jalama and 3% Fiddlestix vineyards. Average yield 1.8 tons per acre. 100% de-stemmed, 4 to 7 day cold soak, native and commercial yeast fermentation, aged 15 months in 33% new French oak barrels. · A well-assembled appellation wine that speaks of the region. A little savory, a little fruity with complimentary oak in the background, finishing long with intense black cherry and berry fruit and hi-tone acidity. Good (+). Reviewed March 12, 2011

Winery: Dragonette Cellars
From article: Blast from 2011 World of Pinot Noir