2009 MacPhail Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., ph 3.60, TA 0.63, 1,195 cases, $39. Sangiacomo, Pratt, Wildcat and Gap’s Crown vineyards. Multiple clones including Dijon 113, 114, 115, 667 and 777, Pommard, 2A, 9 and 23. Aged 11 months in 40% new and 60% 1 and 2-year-old French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Nuanced aromatic profile featuring scents of strawberries, black cherries, savory herbs and old wood. Medium-weighted core of earthy dark red fruits possessing a wild, exotic flavor and a slight green undertone. There is a fine dusting of tannins and adequate acidity. A solid wine that is nicely crafted, but doesn’t excite. Good. Reviewed September 2, 2011

Winery: MacPhail Wines
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