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2010 Paul Mathew PM Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.75, TA 0.54, 404 cases, $32. Released November 1, 2012. A blend of grapes from TNT, Ruxton and Horseshoe Bend vineyards which are all within a five mile area close to Occidental Road west of Sebastopol. Multiple Dijon clones. Aged 10 months in 32% new French oak barrels. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Lovely perfume of fresh Bing cherries, sandalwood and sweet pipe tobacco smoke. Light on its feet with pleasing middleweight cherry flavor, offering well-integrate oak accents, soft tannins, but finishing a touch shallow. A well-balanced, comforting, easy to like wine. Good (+). Reviewed December 8, 2012

Winery: Paul Mathew Vineyards
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