2012 La Pitchoune Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 279 cases, $56. · Moderately light reddish purple hue in the glass. Nicely ripened black cherry fruit is featured in this mid weight wine which is dominated on the nose and palate with heavy-handed smoky, tarry oak. The tannins are nicely balanced, and the juicy finish appeals although lacks a bit of intensity. This wine will appeal to fans of lavishly oaked Pinot Noir. Score: 88. Reviewed November 5, 2015

Winery: La Pitchoune Winery
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