2009 MacPhail Sangiacomo Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 325 cases. $49. Clones 115 and Pommard. Aged 11 months sur lies in 40% new French oak barrels. · Moderate ruby color in the glass. The nose is closed for business, reluctantly giving up demure aromas of dark stone fruits and toasty oak. Middleweight flavors of plums and black raspberries wrapped in fine-grain tannin, lingering with some appeal. Not particularly broad or giving and may not be a representative bottle. Reserve judgement. Reviewed June 24, 2012

Winery: MacPhail Wines
From article: Along the Pinot Trail in California: Part 2 - North Coast & Other