2009 Dept C Paraiso Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.59, $35. Clone 777, de-stemmed. Aged in second year and neutral oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of dark red cherries and berries with a hint of toasty oak, fading in the glass over time. A delicate wine with demure flavors of cherries and strawberries and subtle oak. Decent. Reviewed July 1, 2011

Winery: Dept C Wines
From article: Pinots of Distinction