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2010 Clos Tita Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.9, TA 0.6, <100 cases, $36. Clones 15, 777, 113 and 114. 15% whole cluster. Aged 23 months in 50% new French oak barrels. · This wine was a stand out among all those tasted at the Grand Cruz Tasting. Amazing dark fruit purity that attacks the mid palate with a vengeance, coats every nook and cranny in the mouth, and leaves a lasting impression. Still sporting muscular tannins and will benefit from more bottle age, but this is a knock out, especially at this modest price. Exceptional. Reviewed April 13, 2013

Winery: Clos Tita
From article: Cruzin’ the Pinot Trail: Pinot Paradise in the Santa Cruz Mountains