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2011 CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $32. Native and select yeasts. Aged 11 months in 10% new French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Ripe fruit profile on the nose featuring black cherry and raspberry with a hint of spice and charred oak. Soft in the mouth and easy to drink, with a flavorful mix of black cherry and black raspberry fruit. Nicely balanced with supple tannins and a complimentary note of oak in the background. Not particularly complex, but could be a workhorse at the nightly dinner table. Score: 86. Reviewed August 14, 2013

Winery: CrossBarn Winery by Paul Hobbs
From article: Sips of Pinot Noir Tasted Recently