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2011 Alesia Alder Springs Vineyard Mendocino County Pinot Noir

40% whole cluster, 45% new French oak. · Deep reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of black raspberries and spice. Slightly rustic with black fruit flavors and firm, balanced tannins. Very earthy, showing tastes of iron. Enters with good attack and exits in a slippery fashion with a bright cut of acidity on the finish. Unique. Good (+). Reviewed April 13, 2013

Winery: Rhys Vineyards
From article: Spelunking & Tasting at Rhys Vineyards