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2010 Sonnet Tondre’s Grapefield Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $20. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Scents of black cherry glaze, plum reduction sauce, exotic woods and redwood forest. Smooth on the palate with tasty flavors of black cherry, plum and prominent spice reflecting the Hungarian oak elevage. Nicely balanced, easy to drink, with a respectable finish, but doesn’t deliver like the stellar 2009 vintage of this wine. Still, a solid value at this discounted price. 87. Score: 87. Reviewed June 23, 2013

Winery: Sonnet Wine Cellars
From article: Sips of California Pinot Noir