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2012 Sante Arcangeli Family Wines Barrel Sample.

Sourced from a Corralitos vineyard. Very few 2012 samples were available for tasting at the Grand Cruz Tasting but this one really stood out. Aged in 70% new French oak barrels and still showing significant espresso oak topcoat, the fruit is nevertheless stunning. I was less impressed with the challenging 2011 vintage of this wine which was much more austere. · Reviewed April 13, 2013

Winery: Sante Arcangeli Family Wines
From article: Cruzin’ the Pinot Trail: Pinot Paradise in the Santa Cruz Mountains