2012 the gardener Carneros Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., pH 3.50, TA 0.57, $26. Produced from organic grapes. Clone 667. Harvest Brix 23.3º. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. An array of scents arise from the glass including black raspberry, spice, rose petal and herb garden. Modest in weight, but flavorful, with a charge of black cherry, purple grape, black raspberry and sassafras on the attack. Hints of earth, savory herbs and oak play in the background. The finish is bold, juicy and expansive. Score: 89. Reviewed April 20, 2015

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From article: Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir, Rosé & Chardonnay