2012 Estancia Monterey County Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $9.99. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Pleasing aromas of fresh red cherries and supportive oak. Tasty essence of dark cherries with oak highlights in the background. Smoothly textured with firm but not astringent tannins and a welcome cherry-infused finish. Score: 85. Reviewed December 19, 2013

Winery: Estancia Estates Winery
From article: The $9.99 Pinot Noir Challenge