2011 Deovlet Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., 100 cases, $45. From two blocks planted 30 years apart. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of dried cherry, cranberry, wet stones and dried herbs lead to a full palate of tasty dark cherry and plum fruit wrapped in firm, dry tannins. Spice, herbs and oak in the background add layers of interest and the finish offers enough pleasure to draw your attention. Score: 89. Reviewed January 20, 2014

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