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2009 Harvest Girl Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 354 cases, $24. Released December 2011. A winery project between brothers Jonathan and Ryan Carr combining Jonathan’s love for tattoo art and graphic design and Ryan’s passion for winemaking. Label says, “She will live in your dreams forever and each year you will eagerly await her arrival.” Aged 12 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. A masculine wine that pushes ripeness to the edge. Aromas of cherries, porto, toast, fennel, nutmeg and seasoned oak. Richly endowed with pie-filling black fruits wrapped in firm fruit tannins. Not a subtle wine by any means, but easy to drink and one that will appeal to lovers of succulent dark fruit. Suitable for a big ribeye. Good Reviewed July 23, 2012

Winery: Carr Vineyards & Winery
From article: Tasting Pinot with Plenty of Noir