2011 Senders Las Brisas Carneros Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 125 cases, $55. Sourced from Mahoney Los Brisas Vineyard. 40% 667, 40% Swan and 20% 777. Aged 12 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. · Light ruby red color in the glass. The nose is nuanced with aromas of red cherry, cranberry, baking spice, old leather and smoky oak. Light to mid weight in style, with a shallow attack and finish, featuring red fruits, melted tannins vibrant acidity and a modest overlay of oak that peeks out at the end. A wine for older Pinot Noir enthusiasts. Score: 88. Reviewed March 17, 2018

Winery: Senders Wines
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