2011 Pfendler Estate Grown Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., 275 cases, $45. From four estate vineyards located in the Petaluma Gap. Swan, Calera and Pommard selections. 100% de-stemmed, aged 8 months sure lie and 22 months total in 50% new French oak barrels. This wine celebrates the memory of Peter Pfendler who planted the first vineyards on the family ranch in 1992. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Attractive aromas of fresh cherries and berries with a hint of tobacco oak and dried rose petal. Mid weight flavors of dark red cherries and berries with hints of cola, rhubarb and herbal oak, with a reasonably good black cherry presence on the finish. Light, elegant and very approachable, but just seems a tad flat and uninspired. Two bottles sampled. Good. Reviewed April 13, 2013

Winery: Pfendler Vineyards
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