2009 MacPhail Frattey Shams Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 200 cases, $49. Clone 115. Aged 11 months sur lies in 40% new French oak. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. This wine is lashed with oak, offering aromas of black coffee, timber and sweet smoke, and flavors of dark red cherries and berries buried in oak. Plentiful astringent oak tannins dominate the pretty core of fruit. Tasted twice. Decent at best. Reviewed June 24, 2012

Winery: MacPhail Wines
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