2009 Mark West California Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., $8.50. Small tank fermentation, punch downs, pressed lightly and aged for 8 months in French and Hungarian oak. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Shy aromas of red cherries, strawberries and oak vanillin. Lightly fruited, but tasty melange of red cherries and berries with oak in the background. Mild fine-grain tannins with balanced acidity. Well worth the tab. Good. Reviewed May 15, 2011

Winery: Mark West Wines
From article: Pinot That’s Easy On the Wallet