2011 Irony Small Lot Reserve Monterey Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.59, $17. From Chris and Jay Indelicato. All wines from the producer are labeled “Small Lot Reserve.” Aged 6 months in American and French oak. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose offers lively aromas of cherry, strawberry and oak-driven notes of vanilla and espresso which are duplicated in the flavor profile. This wine is relatively simple, the finish is short, and the oak plays too much of a role for my taste, but it is a solid, allpurpose table wine at a very modest price. Widely distributed in the retail marketplace. Score: 87. Reviewed September 5, 2013

Winery: Irony
From article: Small Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir and a Few Whites