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2011 Masút Estate Vineyard Block 7 Mendocino County Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 115 cases, $55. Clone 115 planted in 1997 on 101-101 rootstock. 1.56 acres and 1,417 vines. Aged 11 months in 100% new Cadus French oak. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Veers to the darker side of fruit with more plum and a touch of herbs and oak. Mid weight flavors of black plum sauce and dark berries with a hint of spice and tea leaf, supported by mild tannins, and finishing with some notable fruit presence. Seems a bit closed now and should benefit from more time in bottle. Very good. Reviewed February 4, 2013

Winery: Masút Vineyard and Winery
From article: Second Generation Pinot Noir Winemakers Carve Out Their Own Success: Masút & Coattails