2010 Judson Hale Winery Walsh Ranch Yorkville Highlands Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $32. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Very inviting aromas of spicy cherry, red raspberry and sandalwood, maintaining intensity over time in the glass. Soft in the mouth with a delicious black cherry core and a flattering hint of mocha and savory oak in the background. Nicely balanced with mild tannins, slipping off the back of the palate like a silk sheet. The finish has good richness and persistence. Plenty of Pinot singing in this youthful, inviting wine. Score: 91. Reviewed September 5, 2013

Winery: Judson Hale Winery
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