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2009 Brophy Clark Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.62, 300 cases, $24. Sourced from the Garey Vineyard originally planted by Robert Mondavi Winery in 1998 (Dijon 115, 667 and Pommard clones), and the Goodchild Vineyard (clone 667). Aged 18 months in French oak. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of dark cherries, brier and spice. Middleweight flavors of dark red cherries and berries with soft tannins and a tart cherry finish. Good (+). Reviewed July 23, 2012

Winery: Brophy Clark
From article: Tasting Pinot with Plenty of Noir