2010 Gary Farrell Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., pH 3.38, TA 0.724, 483 cases, $55. Released May 2012. Sourced from the legendary “Q Block.” Aged 8 months in 50% new French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish-purple hue and clear in the glass. Hold on to your seat when you taste this one. Aromas of dark red cherries and spice leap out of the glass. Clean and juicy on the palate with middleweight flavors of well-ripened cherries and raspberries, set off by the signature peppery spice of this region. Finishes with plenty of verve. Exceptional. Reviewed March 23, 2013

Winery: Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
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