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2011 McNeil & Sons Chileno Valley Vineyard Marin County Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., about 75 cases, $60. Clones 667, 777 and Pommard. Yields 1.25 tons per acre. Native fermentation, 50% whole cluster. Winemaker is Jon Grant (Couloir). · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of warm cherry cobbler, green tea leaf, toast and subtle stem. Nicely flavored with juicy, mid weight dark cherry and raspberry fruits with a hint of cardamom spice and oak in the background. Welcoming finesse with balanced tannins and appealing tension. Score: 90. Reviewed September 5, 2013

Winery: McNeil & Sons
From article: Small Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir and a Few Whites