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2003 Burrell School Veranda Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 700 cases, $38. The Veranda Vineyard is at the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is planted to a mixture of Dijon clones. Aging is in 70% new French oak. · A dark and rich Pinot that packs plenty of punch. The nose is appealing with multiple Pinot fruits evident enhanced by floral notes. It is a balanced wine on the palate showing strawberries, rhubarb, spice and mushrooms. The generous oak tannins are nicely immersed. A well-schooled Pinot. Reviewed November 26, 2006

Winery: Burrell School
From article: Memoirs of a Wine Trip Well-Taken